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Based off the novel of the same name by Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow is the latest 20th Century Fox blockbuster starring Australia’s Joel Edgerton with Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Justin Haythe.

The film follows the story of Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) after she suffers a freak accident performing as a ballerina. She is soon manipulated into working for Russian secret intelligence. Enduring hell Egorova teams up with an American agent to fight for her freedom.

Red Sparrow is one intense spy thriller. It’s quite a long film but keeps your eyes peeled the entire time. The brutal violence and sexual nature of the film might surprise some and turn others away. Although at times hard to watch the director and Jennifer Lawrence filmed those scenes tastefully. In what it lacked in usual action from a spy film, Red Sparrow made up for with an interesting storyline.


Reviewed by Riley Hooper