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Red Sparrow (2018)- A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Red Sparrow commits one of cinemas biggest crimes – being both dull and needlessly long.  Yup this spy thriller (oddly set in modern times but feeling very much out of place) just does little with it’s solid cast, delivering a story we’ve seen a million times before (and better) alongside some dull cinematography and some very perfunctory dialogue.  It’s a shame but as her career progresses Lawrence has done little to justify her early praise and here, once again, she gives her now standard detached performance which makes her character almost impossible to like, making a slow film feel even longer.

Best Bit: Spy school

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Terminal, Atomic Blonde, Winters Bone

4 out of 10 stars


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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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