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Red Sparrow (2018)

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Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

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Jennifer Lawrence
as Dominika Egorova
Joel Edgerton
as Nathaniel Nash
Jeremy Irons
as General Korchnoi
Mary-Louise Parker
as Stephanie Boucher
Joely Richardson
as Nina Egorova
Ciarán Hinds
as Colonel Zyuganov
Sakina Jaffrey
as Trish Forsyth
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (6)

A lavishly costumed, location-enhanced thriller, Red Sparrow carries itself along briskly enough (even with a 139-minute running time, the most indulgent thing about it), but it's never especially brain-twisting or nerve-wracking.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The movie resonates with a precise topicality for an audience reeling from the exhumed shadow of the Soviet threat.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Striking a sometimes uneasy balance between trust-no-one espionage and sensationalism, Sparrow seems likely to attract a fairly large audience but leave few moviegoers fully satisfied.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

With its highbrow Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -like ambitions unrealized, Red Sparrow ultimately plays a lot simpler than it initially suggests, even if a cathartic conclusion rewards the patience of those with tough constitutions.

February 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Elegantly tense and absorbing.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Neither intelligent enough to be involving nor fun enough to be trashy, this is a movie that would only work if it were a little worse or a lot better.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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