Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence.
20th Century Fox on Monday, January 08, 2018 released the trailer:
Red Sparrow | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
In modern-day Russia, Dominika Egorova is a famous ballerina who supports her ill mother. Following a career-ending injury, Dominika is approached by her uncle Ivan, the Deputy Director of SVR. She is tasked with seducing Dimitry Ustinov, a Russian gangster, in exchange for her mother's continued medical care. As Ustinov rapes her, he is killed by Sergei Matorin, an SVR operative authorized by Ivan. Ivan offers Dominika a choice: become an SVR operative, or be executed for witnessing Ustinov's assassination. Nate Nash is a CIA operative working in Moscow. While meeting with an asset in Gorky Park, they are confronted by the police. Nash creates a diversion to ensure his asset, a mole in Russian ranks code-named Marble, escapes unidentified. Nash is reassigned back to the U.S. but insists he is the only person with whom Marble will work. Since he cannot return to Russia, he is assigned to Budapest to reestablish contact with Marble, which the SVR also deduce. Dominika is sent to State School 4, a brutal specialist training school for "Sparrows" - SVR operatives capable of seducing their targets with sexpionage. Dominika excels in her training, despite some friction with her trainers. After graduating, Ivan assigns Dominika to Budapest to gain Nash's trust and expose Marble's identity. In Budapest, Dominika lives with another sparrow named Marta Yelenova, and is supervised by SVR station chief Maxim Volontov. Dominika makes contact with Nash, who quickly determines she is a Russian intelligence operative and attempts to convince her to defect.
Principal photography started in Budapest and Dunaújváros in Hungary on January 5, 2017.
The film Red Sparrow was scheduled to be released on February 15, 2018 (Newseum), on March 1, 2018 (Germany), on March 2, 2018 (United States, Turkey) and on April 4, 2018 (France) by 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Nordisk Film, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. F.E., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Film1.
The duration of the film is 140 minutes. With a budget of $69 million, the film grossed over $151.6 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Red Sparrow got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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