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Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

2018 | Francis Lawrence

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Average rating   9 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2021-01-01 9 out of 10

This movie has an amazing story and impressive plot. It is a brilliant spy movie without compromise. I was really amazed and completely hooked after 10 minutes. 
To be fair, I am more than a little partial to spy movies, and obviously the amount of action and nudity did not do anything to decrease my interest. Nonetheless, I truly think this is a great movie. 

The intricately conducted plot and all the small hints on how they deduct certain fact made me cling to the screen, and still, I have to admit, I oversaw a few things here and there. I most certainly will have to watch it again in the not so distant future to see if I can catch up with the rest. 

Jennifer Lawrence plays the leading role. Her acting and portraying of the character reminds me of some of the other roles I have seen her in. So at first I was a little disappointed in her performance, but then I realized how perfect that was for the character. Disappointed therefore turned into amazed. The development of the characters is believable and I just love how she is in the end (attempting to avoid spoilers). 

Joel Edgerton is pretty good as well, and Matthias Schoenaerts is not that bad either. 

I have always loved Jeremy Irons, and yet again he proves that he is a good choice for his type of character.

If you like movies about espionage, double and triple agents, cold war politics and so on, this movie is perfect. 




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