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Red Sparrow (2018)

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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.

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Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay by), Jason Matthews (based upon the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Dominika Egorova
Joel Edgerton ... Nate Nash
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Vanya Egorov
Charlotte Rampling ... Matron
Mary-Louise Parker ... Stephanie Boucher
Ciarán Hinds ... Zakharov
Joely Richardson ... Nina Egorova
Bill Camp ... Marty Gable
Jeremy Irons ... General Korchnoi
Thekla Reuten ... Marta
Douglas Hodge ... Maxim Volontov
Sakina Jaffrey ... Trish Forsyth
Sergei Polunin ... Konstantin
Sasha Frolova ... Anya
Sebastian Hülk ... Matorin
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Storyline

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.

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The road to forgiveness begins with betrayal. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Sparrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,853,422, 4 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,874,505, 7 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,230,691, 3 June 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The manuscript for 'Red Sparrow' found its way to the offices of Chernin Entertainment. Producers Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and David Ready all took to Jason Matthews's novel, and they quickly snapped up the rights to develop a screenplay based on the book. "The first draw was Jason's background as a CIA operative coupled with the fact that this was his debut novel," said Chernin. "And as we dove into the book, we quickly knew it was one of the freshest, most unique spy stories we'd seen." "We also loved seeing a spy story about a character who is not a Bourne, not a Bond, not a le Carré character," added Topping. "Dominika is actually a civilian who is forced into a spy plot, and whose training in spy craft is a means to survive, and to protect her mother." See more »

Goofs

Dominika suffers a broken left leg and has to use a cane to support herself. She is shown holding the cane with her left hand. This is not the correct way to support oneself if the left leg or foot is injured; she should use her right hand to hold the cane, thereby easing the pressure off the injured limb. Conversely, if her right leg or foot were injured, she should hold the cane using her left hand. When one walks, one's left hand and right foot swing forward, and then the right hand and left foot follow suit alternately. So, with her left leg injured, her right hand should hold the cane to help support the left leg. See more »

Quotes

Dominika Egorova: I think one day you will understand.
Nate Nash: No, I don't think I will. Some things can't be sacrificed. We don't throw people away.
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The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2019, the Indian video release was given a UA certificate with multiple cuts. This version is 124 minutes long. See more »

Connections

References Salon Kitty (1976) See more »

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Age of Mutation
Written by Andy LaPlegua (as Ole Anders Olsen)
Performed by Combichrist
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Could Have Used More Flaunting And Violence But This Is As Good As it Gets
1 December 2018 | by yqokkicjSee all my reviews

In Hollywood nowadays. I mean it is this or the umpteenth sequels and remake (is the fifteenth remake of Grinch and reboot of Star Trek out yet?).

Even Jennifer Lawrence has made a career of sequels and franchise films so to see this film makes one feel a little better about the improvement in this world. The director does a fine job here. The film begins with Soviet Russians' mercilessness and takes on a life of its own. The leads dispense with glamour and embrace the gritty without dramatic shadows and light, and the plot (about modern inhumanity) is without hyped up dramatics. This is a movie as down in the mouth as the world it represents, and it's all deliberate, and smart. I love how Lawrence deploys her beauty and allure and how the super powers launch into warfare depicting their immorality.

This is the stuff of a breakthrough movie. It isn't quite as gripping now, I think, but it still sucks you in. Although the cold war has restarted, hasn't it? There are many scenes in cars, including a speeding car scene and many good old street stuff. The plot and pace of things is more steady and exciting than anything else.

Check this film out. A special movie that actually reveals something about spook life, hard core, no glitz. Yeah, even as a woman I have to say Lawrence has nice breasts.


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