The Cold War is Back
Jennifer Lawrence . . . . Nuff said.
I couldn't pass up Red Sparrow. The promised Jennifer Lawrence nude scene was a factor in going.
The film is a Cold War based anti-Russia spy drama in a world where Russia no longer is running a Cold War. But Hell, you gotta have bad guys.
Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) is a famed Russian ballerina who supports her sick mother. Following a career-ending injury, Dominika is approached by her uncle, Ivan, who works in Russian intelligence.
Dominika is sent to train to become a Russian operative, known as a 'Sparrow', capable of seducing her targets. So from there off she goes to help Mother Russia.
The promised nude scenes were less than I would have liked. Such is life. The spy drama plot was typical with a few twists and turns to keep you guessing.
There was nothing wrong with the movie. There was just not too much to grab you and say "wow". I guess I have watched too many James Bond films with supervillains to be satisfied with simple spy films.
For the most part I have never been much for spy films, and that may be a factor. Though not great Red Sparrow was time fairly well spent.
Rated a 6 out of 10