Red Sparrow Review IMDB. It’s never easy to make a movie where English speaking actors speak Russian in English with a Russian accent… That said, if all the characters in Russia were speaking perfect English as Russians it would have been weird too… Does it work? Yes. It works. In fact, it isn’t much more different than when an actor with a New York accent picks up a Texan accent. And this is fiction, not a documentary. It’s a movie.
Is it a good movie? Hmm… It’s not a bad movie. All actors are very believable and Jennifer is lovely as always. So not a bad movie, but not a fantastic movie. I have rated it “7” and maybe I should have rated it 5 or 6, but I do have a soft spot for Jennifer and I like the simple visual language of the film with the slightly depressing lighting, trying to create the atmosphere of a depressed life in Russia where nobody can trust anyone…
So what is the problem with this movie? First of all, I am not sure that life is so depressing in Russia as the film portray it, or that the Americans are such shining white Angels… But that is a subjective feeling, a subjective opinion, but it’s a big part of the movie and I am sure that even a true American Patriot will find the black and white description of the Russian characters a bit boring. Ad to that a rather unbelievable story and you will begin to understand why this film is not rated very high in general.Red Sparrow Review IMDB very great!
So what is the bottom line? The script. The script either needs a more believable story or it should have been a different film with a more over the top fantasy story of super agents in the East and in the West… Also, the script needs more details on the characters who all are simple stereotypes that we as the audience can’t relate to… But Jennifer is gorgeous as ever and I might regret my rating of “7” down the line (but I know I will watch it again… so…).