Red Sparrow

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  139 min.
Release Date: March 2, 2018
DVD: May 22, 2018
Blu-ray: May 22, 2018
Digital: May 15, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.47
based on 418 votes and 113 reviews
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Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons


Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is a ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet when her career is cut short by an on-stage collision. She lives with her infirm mother (Joely Richardson) in a modest apartment, but when her career ends, her health insurance is revoked, which means her mother will no longer have access to a part-time nurse. 

Dominika's Uncle Vanya (Matthias Schoenaerts), who's the deputy director of Russia's external intelligence agency, offers to help her out, if she agrees to a mission. During the mission, Dominika witnesses a murder, which means she will be killed unless she agrees to train become a "Sparrow" — a spy and seductress who works for Russia. 

Following training, she is assigned to meet CIA agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), who liaises regularly with an important Russian mole. Her task is to find out who the mole is, but when Dominika meets Nate, she falls for him and considers becoming a double agent. However, this puts not only their lives in jeopardy, but it places others in danger as well.

Based on the 2013 novel by Jason Matthews.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin, David Ready, Steven Zaillian
Screenplay: Justin Haythe
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  • 1 star "This movie was a pathetic excuse for excess nudity more like soft porn than an action movie very dissapointed that this actress felt she needed to "slut" herself up. Waste of time. And in extremely poor taste."
  • 1 star "Save you Time and skip this one. The story is all over the place with a pathetic attempt at fish tails every 15 min. This movie simply boring with cheesy action sequences that outshined the poor acting. The only thing that could be worst than Red Sparrow, would be a Red Sparrow 2."
  • 5 stars "It was an accurate portrayal of Russian spies and their system of coercion and sex."