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