Red Sparrow Reviews

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March 8, 2018
There isn't much chemistry between the leads, and their sex scenes don't sizzle, but the fault lies with the dopey, confusing script by Justin Haythe that fails to develop their characters with any depth or purpose.
March 6, 2018
We remain in suspense. We don't know who is hiding what from whom. The emphasis on styling reinforces this dynamic, but it also inevitably takes away from the kind of characterization that marks an actually good spy movie.
March 5, 2018
Red Sparrow is intended to be a sexy thriller, but it's little more than a canvas for one director's limited vision of women, of which there are only two stereotypes.
March 5, 2018
[Lawrence] spends much of the new film looking blank and sculpted, and all the double-dealings lend her not a tincture of mystery.
March 2, 2018
It's the centerpiece of high-gloss, highly sexualized espionage claptrap with an overlay of faux female empowerment: Dominika is pretty much an equal-opportunity scourge.
March 2, 2018
Red Sparrow is like 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' but only if it were directed by Showgirls-era Paul Verhoeven. That's something of a compliment, but it's also a warning.
June 5, 2019
Needlessly sadistic and often troubling in tone, some keen supporting performances can't save this uneven and forgetful film.
June 3, 2019
An exploitation film that thinks it's a social commentary, but doesn't have the guts to just be one or the other.
May 22, 2019
Despite being a ballerina, I would have wanted to know more about the protagonist's past and understand the motivations behind her choices.
May 15, 2019
Red Sparrow commits the deadly sin of the spy thriller by being boring and poorly paced and tops it off with rape, attempted rape, and sexual coercion.
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