Review | Red Sparrow | 2018

From The Dispatch:
It’s an exploitation film that thinks it’s a social commentary, but doesn’t have the guts to just be one or the other. In its milquetoast attempt to be both, “Red Sparrow” not only does a disservice to its actors, but to its very thematic identity, using its female characters as pawns in a male fantasy where powerful, independent women exist only to titillate and fulfill male desire.
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RED SPARROW | Directed by Francis Lawrence | Stars  Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joely Richardson, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling, Douglas Hodge | Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | Opens today, March 2, in theaters everywhere.


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