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Red Sparrow based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
In order to appreciate Red Sparrow, you really need to get past some of the more graphic aspects of this film and it helps if you watch it more than once. I have now watched it 3 times...and it improves with each viewing. Once beyond the "Sparrow School" nonsense (even though it is essential to understanding the character and is true to the book), the story takes really interesting turns. You find yourself constantly wondering about the motives and intentions of the main character. Not until the last scenes are you aware of the truth about this character as the film comes together like a puzzle. It seems " Hitchcock like "in tempo and mood. It's a psychological drama...not James Bond. It is interesting and real to life and the acting was very good. I would recommend it to a mature audience.
I'm glad I live alone because in one scene I could have fallen through a trap door because of some sexually explicit things Red Sparrow, the lady was supposed to perform as part of her induction to becoming a Russian spy. I was hoping the movie was like 007 but it was not. The DVD was about the indignities forced on this woman who really was pressured to be a spy.