Red Sparrow

Release Date: March 1, 2018
Review Date: March 4, 2018
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Drama, Foreign/International, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

An intriguing plot poorly executed. In a word, boring.

And though Jennifer Lawrence is good, no one is that good. Quality-wise, it resides somewhere right below Atomic Blonde. (Anytime Russians speak to other Russians [in Russia] exclusively in English, well, something's amiss. [In the same way everyone at the top of Star Wars' food chain speaks with the Queen's English lilt.])

Unfortunately, its perversions hang around the neck like garlanded anvils, dragging the entire fiasco straight to the bottom of the sea.

Pass, and don't you dare take anyone under 18 (or even 25!), unless you look forward to their lifelong therapy sessions.