They don't make espionage thrillers like this anymore, so I'm glad I watched it.Very much like an 80's Cold War film, set in modern day Russia. We all know Putin's Russia is pretty much Communist under a different name, which makes the cold war feel of it come through more.As youngsters grow up thinking socialism and communism is a good thing (as that's what's being shoved down their throat by schools and colleges etc) this reminds us how those people live. Obviously with a few exceptions as it's pretending not to be communist lol
Red Sparrow (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Red Sparrow (2018)
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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The Synopsis for Red Sparrow (2018) 720p
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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A Throwback Espionage ThrillerReviewed byprhayhurstVote: 9/10
Went to the movie last night and the theatre was 3/4's full which tells me the word of mouth on the movies has been good. Although the film has a slow burn once it get's going the intensity doesn't stop. Great twist at the end....this is a decent film and would recommend it!
Let's start with the few positives.
I'm giving this a 3 because it clearly has a big budget and there is production quality here. There are beautiful vistas and costumes, and you can see some time and effort has been spent on the production, in particular the design. It is not a 'poor quality' film in a production sense. I think there is also the potential for a genuinely good film here.
Where it falls down is ...... everywhere else.
I was honestly dismayed by this film in almost every way. The script is really poor with very basic, boring dialogue and the terrible dialogue is further exacerbated by very poor direction and editing. The film is all over the place, it is very messy, the way scenes are cut just seems all wrong. It actually feels like a rough first draft rather a final cut. I think much more time needed to be spent on the screenplay and then in the editing suite to clean this film up. Because, as is, it results in a very poor experience for the viewer.
The acting performances are also very poor. JLaw makes an effort physically but she shows no emotion in her face. I'm not sure if that is just her mediocre level of acting ability? But the result is sub par. As for the rest of the actors, they make minimal effort. They are all walking through their lines with no depth or any feeling. This results in no tension, no chemistry, and no interest from the viewers. I was extremely bored and disappointed throughout this film, to the point of falling asleep. Towards the end, I considered walking out and I understand why others have walked out. This film is just not compelling at all.
Then there is the very poorly handled gratuitous nudity, sexual violence, and violence in general. I am by no means a prude and I love action films and fight sequences - when they are done well. But the sex and violence in this film was just plain awful. It was gory and shocking, and amateurish - as if it was being written and filmed by a sick teenage boy. There was also absolutely no need for it. I think the director was delusional enough to imagine it served as a "motivation" for Dominika but as a woman let me tell you there was nothing motivating about those ridiculously bad rape and torture scenes.
Finally, it is clearly an Anti-Russian propaganda piece. The fact that the book was written by an ex CIA agent tells you all need to know. The story is basically a dull, juvenile, patriotic fantasy. In this film, Russians are all evil, sick and twisted while Americans are angelic heroes. It is very insulting to sit through such a tacky and transparent effort.
In fact, at one point when the film was once again cutting awkwardly from an incredibly long and boring scene to a jarring gory scene, I wondered if the audience was being force fed horrible images and brainwashed in some kind of MKULTRA mind control experiment. That's honestly how bad it is and how bad this movie makes you feel, in general.
I can't really recommend this film to anyone. It is not enjoyable at all, in fact, is is quite disturbing. I left wanting to forget it and I don't plan to ever sit through it again.