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At Theaters: 3/2/2018 On Video: 5/22/2018
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 20 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601133
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
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Thriller - This spy thriller is more of a drama than an action film, and it has a lot of strong sexual content and nudity, so parents of any young fans of Jennifer Lawrence's work in The Hunger Games and X-Men films should be forewarned. There is also a bit of graphic violence and language. Fans of Lawrence and Joel Edgerton should be pleased while other known actors such as Jeremy Irons and Mary-Louise Parker are only briefly seen.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jennifer Lawrence MOTHER, PASSENGERS, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Joel Edgerton IT COMES AT NIGHT, LOVING, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Mary-Louise Parker R.I.P.D., RED 2, RED, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
Ciaran Hinds HITMAN: AGENT 47, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
Director: Francis Lawrence THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2
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Production Notes
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 18 F-words; 2 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity; non-sexual male and female nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and killings; rape.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco.
ACTION: A car collision and foot chases.
COMEDY: Occasional comic lines, often darkly humorous and suggestive.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good ...a deliciously perverse, unflinchingly violent thriller... On balance, Red Sparrow is a reasonable choice for those who don't mind a fair amount of graphic sex and violence mixed in with the spying, back-stabbing, and double-dealing expected from this genre.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average ...shocking and violent sequences become repetitive and gratuitous, making "Red Sparrow" feel more like a cheap exercise in exploitation than a visceral tale of survival. ...overall bland tone, coupled with the film's unnecessarily long running time, makes this would-be thriller less than thrilling.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average ... Red Sparrow is overlong for what it needs to be, yet still doesn't spend enough time in Sparrow School, the most interesting aspect of the entire movie. ...Red Sparrow is a hard watch due to its brutality... ...Lawrence's spy is memorable in this so-so operation.

NY Post Full Review
Poor A decent eleventh-hour twist isn't enough to redeem what's come before, which the film would have you see as a righteous indictment of Russia's corruption and misogyny. Too bad it resembles countless bad sexploitation flicks set right here at home.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 38 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
18
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 38 moviegoers:
The professional critic reviews are all over the place. They range from "good" to "poor." Fortunately, the moviegoer reviews are more consistent and show a movie most either loved or enjoyed very much.
TEENS: None
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone male rated it just "average." Two of the females loved it, one enjoyed it very much rating it "above average" and the remaining two felt it was an "average" movie.
ADULTS: The ladies enjoyed "Death Wish" even more than the guys. A full 70% loved it with another 25% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Only about 5% rated it as low as "average." Half the guys loved it with another 20% rating it "above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Another 15%, or so, rated it "average," with about 8% rating it "below average."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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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