Red Sparrow

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

Current rating: Rating: 3.54
based on 406 votes and 109 reviews
Rate Movie | Read all user reviews

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons

Synopsis

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
Official Site: RedSparrowMovie.com

Trailers and Videos more

Photo Gallery view all

User Reviewsread all

  • 1 star "Jennifer Lawrence is tough to watch these days."
  • 2 stars "Have to give this a 2 stars, too much back and forth, plus Poor acting. Not a great story line."
  • 5 stars "A terrific film. So many of the negative reviews here would be laughable if they weren't so pathetic. Yes, there is harsh content but we should never expect or demand that creative expression shy away from the harsher realities of the human condition. Depiction is not necessarily endorsement. Considering that fact the conflict is the foundation of narrative, depiction is rarely endorsement. Make no mistake, this film does have a moral centre. And a strong female protagonist. See this film and make up your own mind. Don't heed the words of the prudes, hysterical feminists and would-be censors would would gladly trade in the freedoms we enjoy for a return to the ignominious era of the Hays code."