Red Sparrow ★★★½

I wanted to like this film, I really did, though I didn't like it enough to really recommend it. For one, the lead character and cast are all in fine form as is the direction and cinematography especially for a spy espionage thriller that on the surface looks interesting, but when you peer into it as a means to deconstruct it's plot and narrative, it's a lot more harder than it looks. All in all, the film has all the watchable qualities that anyone can ask for in it's genre, but when it isn't told consistently enough to justify it's own ends it's clear the film isn't as good as it appears to be. Confusedly Convoluted and overstretched narrative arcs make the film a tough watch, especially it's trying to justify it's length too.

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