Red Sparrow

Directed by Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games series), and based on the novel, so I was expecting much better.

Even with top stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons, I thought it was too long at 2 hours and 19 minutes. Edgerton has too little to do and Lawrence drops her Russian accent too often.

Russian ballerina turns spy, in an “elite” branch named Sparrows. Specialty trained in manipulation and seduction.

Hard for me to watch the Sparrow training as it was portrayed. Too graphic and unnecessary.

Best part of the movie was perhaps the last 15 minutes but couldn’t quite save it for me.

I wanted to like this but if I was giving “stars” I’d give 2.5 of 5.

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