Red Sparrow
First screened in March 2018
Director: Francis Lawrence. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Ciarán Hinds, Thekla Reuten, Joely Richardson, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Camp, Mary-Louise Parker, Douglas Hodge, Sakina Jaffrey, Sergei Polunin, Sebastian Hülk, Kristof Konrad, Sasha Frolova, Ingeborga Dapkounite, Sergej Onopko, Dávid Zoltán Miller, Hugh Quarshie, Makar Zaporozhskiy. Screenplay: Justin Haythe (based on the novel by Jason Matthews).

Twitter Capsule: Lust, Caution remade at a Russian Epcot Pavilion by a depressed repertory group. Tight quota on sensible shots or cuts.

VOR:   Occasional bursts of interesting madness. Almost anachronistic in its anti-plausible, global-stage intrigue. But mostly endless, drab, and incoherent.

Photo © 2018 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

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