Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

By Francis Lawrence

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2018-03-01
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Production Company: Soundtrack New York
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.99
6.5/10
6.5
From 2,230 Ratings

Description

Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that trains young recruits to manipulate, seduce and kill. She emerges as a dangerous agent, but is trapped in a world she desperately wants to escape. With the lives of her loved ones at risk, Dominika must find a way to take back control and serve justice to those who betrayed her.

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Reviews

  • Brutal and brilliant

    5
    By Youwillbcharged
    If you are looking for a really good plot with a twist at the end then watch this. Not what I expected and pleasant relief from the usual hollywood franchise dross at the moment
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Catalytic74
    Fabulous, great story and consumate performance from Jennifer Lawrence. Possibly not for those who are fans of the Hollywood action genre or those with short spans of attention. Great for those who can follow a story without constant reminders of a plot, if any, and make their own conclusions. A very engaging movie...
  • Really is quite slow and just seems a bit pointless.

    3
    By MSivers
    It certainly was okay - just quite dreary! Interesting enough to see it through but didn’t finish with me feeling particular entertained or emotive.
  • Concept of spying for your Country

    3
    By revoxx
    Just a rather uninspiring tale. Take films like the Kremlin Letter, Ipcress File, Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Even early Bond. All well written and with ‘realistic’ Characters driving them. This was a formula led work. And who cares ? The torture scenes were gruesome and the femme fatale aspect - to save the mother tawdry. But I loved seeing Jennifer Lawrence. Mathias Schoenerts looks like a young Putin in this. Entertaining. But there is better out there.
  • Realistic approach, even if it affects entertainment value

    5
    By Universalgamingreviews
    This movie is very good at getting to the harsh reality of a spy in Russia and the tough government on their every move, excellent acting throughout, especially Jennifer Lawrence as always in all movies. However this movie lacks grip in some places but manages to reel viewers back in with the intense moments, Plot is good and is more realistic than a film like mission impossible, and so you will either hate it or love it depending on your type. Overall: 4/5 for a realistic Russian spy movie with some intense moments and brilliant acting, lacking in unexpected moments and can confuse at times.
  • Superb Film, Outstanding Production

    5
    By nAvAhO;)
    Can’t believe people are slating this outstanding film? JL is fantastic in this awesome spy thriller, a bit reminiscent of SALT but much grittier. The locations are stunning and are the perfect backdrop to a great story. I can only imagine that negative reviews are from viewers who don’t like Jennifer Lawrence, but I think that this performance is right up there with Silver Linings, truly awesome and one to watch again and again!
  • What a shame

    2
    By Victoryisyours
    This is the film where they have taken minimal effort because they think they can get away with having a big name. For example Jennifer Lawrence has a major leg injury but as she is walking towards somebody you cannot see it once she gets up close it’s bright red and stands out. Also Jennifer uses a crutch on the same side of the body as the injury and any physiotherapist would tell you you do it the opposite side. The director Francis Lawrence so I’m told no relation just doesn’t get to grips with this at all and allows too many underperforming activities to happen. Jennifer tries to sound Russian and does a good job of it but overall it’s completely unconvincing.
  • Average at Best

    2
    By Bigkevs
    After both friends and critics praised this film I finally saw it when released on here. Sadly, although not exactly the same, I found myself comparing it to Atomic Blonde (which I felt was under-rated) and to be honest the slow pace and consistent scenes of one or more characters just smoking and looking into the distance I thought got old very quickly. It made the film drag along, whereas Atomic Blonde had consistent action. Yes Jennifer Lawrence looks attractive, but it seems as though that was the whole premise of the movie. Shame I bought it as will not watch again.
  • Red Sparrow

    1
    By Wayneebabe
    Oh, god - it’s so slow and boring
  • Great film ignore the criticism

    5
    By Markuswalker
    Great film, nice to see an original story not a rehash.

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