“Nothing is an accident we write our own destiny”, is actually what the movie Red Sparrow is about. It begins with Dominika Egorova ( Jennifer Lawerence), a talented Russian ballerina who lives for dance and her life depends on dance in the very first ten minutes loses her leg and the dream to become a renowned dancer. The Broken leg makes her vulnerable and to survive in the harsh Russian world she accepts her uncle’s offer and is sent to a whore school.
This is a school where they teach how to use seduction and their body as a weapon to extract information for the state’s benefit. Her uncle, Ivan Dimitrevich Egorov (Matthias Schoenaerts) is at a high position in the Russian Army whose mission is to find out a mole in the army who’s providing valuable information to the americans with the help of CIA officer Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton). How Ivan recruits Dominika for the mission and how she gets out of it is what the story is about.
The Movie has got some serious brutal action and bloodshed that would make you cringe but if you can bear bloodshed the action sequences are the ones to look out for. The scene where the sparrows receive their training is one of the best scenes of the movie. Charlotte Rampling is simply brilliant in her role as the matron.
It isn’t just mindless action, it is hardcore, brutal, third degree but as good as the action scenes were, the narrative lost its way and was constantly brought to light by powerful acting performances by Jennifer Lawerence and Joel Edgerton. But they did lack a bit of chemistry.
Director Francis Lawrence was good as the director as he did bring out the best from his assets, his actors. He has made a brave attempt of showing third degree and front nude scenes with all sensitivity. The background score is in place and doesn’t act as a disturbance at all.
All in all Red Sparrow is a brutal action movie with brilliant acting but doesn’t leave a punch that would make you talk about it even post the movie.
We give it a 3 stars. And Brownie points for amazing acting performances by the cast.
“Nothing is an accident we write our own destiny”, is actually what the movie Red Sparrow is about. It begins with Dominika Egorova ( Jennifer Law...3.0