Once again, special thanks to Star Movies India for inviting me to Star Movies Secret Screening (#StarMoviesSecretScreening). This is my second Secret Screening of the year so far. I consider myself lucky enough to watch the most talked movies of the town, before the rest of the world. This time ‘Star Movies Secret Screening’ showcased ‘The Red Sparrow’.
Red Sparrow is a story of Russian Ballerina who turned into brutal and murderous SPY. Dominika Egorova is played by ‘Jennifer Lawrence’. Dominika is a beautiful and sexy, yet aggressive ballet dancer, but after an incident during performance ‘Dominika’ and her sick mother struggles for a good living. The movie revolves around Jennifer’s character most of the time. Jennifer as Dominika is raped during her first mission and tortured both mentally and physically through the training in Sparrow School which is a Russian secret intelligence training institute and turned in to Russian Spy who uses her body to seduce and get the information out of the target. She is doing all of this, so that her mother who is very ill, can be taken care off, by Russian Govt.
The story is just like any other story around the world of movies, where desperate daughter gets into something she doesn’t want for her ill mother. The only unique point of the story is that sex is openly used as a weapon throughout the movie. Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika is trained in Sparrow School to become the master of sexual seduction so that she can get any information out of anyone. After emerging in the eyes of superior authorities, she’s been given her first mission, where she has to seduce an American Spy who is working in Russia undercover.
But things move to another way when she decided to join the American Spy into helping him. Jennifer Lawrence acting is stunning throughout the movie, but according to me, even the good acting by Jennifer could not hide the loopholes which Red Sparrow has, which make the movie repetitive after every two-three scenes.
To be honest I was expecting more out of Red Sparrow but somewhat disappointed. Director Francis Lawrence fails to create the impact and connect with the audience.
I rate this movie 2.5 out of 5 Stars.
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