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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.


Francis Lawrence


Justin Haythe (screenplay by), Jason Matthews (based upon the book by)
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The road to forgiveness begins with betrayal. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


As an executive producer on this picture, screenwriter Justin Haythe remained with the film through its wintry production in Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria and London, England. [Director] "Francis Lawrence has involved me in the process," said Haythe. "We worked very closely in the adaptation process, and he has involved me in the process of filming, to sit in rehearsals, to give notes, to make whatever changes need to be made. That only really happens with a director who is completely in control of what he is doing." See more »


Lock Picking Technique. The Hook/Rake together with the Flat Bar Tension Wrench, are always required to be used, to actually pick a lock. Without using the correct lock-picking tools, Dominika Egorova unlocks Marta's locked room. See more »


Matron: [to assembled class] From this day forward, you will become Sparrows. Weapons in a global struggle for power. You have been selected because of your beauty, because of your strength. And, in some cases, because of your vulnerability.
[clearly meaning Anya]
Matron: Katya, Viktor, come here please.
[Dominika and Viktor obliges]
Matron: Here we deal in psychological manipulation. You'll be trained to determine a target's weakness, to exploit that weakness through seduction, and to extract information.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian theatrical release received an A certificate after some cuts in violence, language and sexual content were made. Frontal/back nudity was completely removed along with some killings getting reduced by 50% and liquor labels being blurred. An anti-smoking disclaimer was also displayed. This version is 142 minutes long. See more »


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Written by Baauer (as Harry Rodrigues)
Performed by Baauer
Courtesy of LuckyMe Records
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Very Cool! Do A Cold War Mash-Up With Atomic Blonde Please!
16 December 2019 | by jaxcpceSee all my reviews

At least do a sequel. I want to see Jennifer's body. She was practically never rocking anything in this film despite its glorious violence.

Speaking of which, finally a film not for children.

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Hungarian | English | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Sparrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »


Box Office


$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,853,422, 4 March 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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