“Red Sparrow” (2018)

Starts out strong, with a great first act, but completely fizzles out by the end. This film is way, way too long; twenty minutes to a half hour could’ve been cut easily. Jennifer Lawrence gives a solid performance for most of the film, but her character simply isn’t very believable. Had this been a film that followed a “Sparrow” as it were, and explored her emotional journey over the years, and examined the mental tolls that such a job would take on a person, this could’ve been something special, probably even great. What we get instead is an overly complicated and boring spy film, that thinks it’s a lot more artistic and important than it actually is.

Rating: 2.5/5

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