Sex, spies and excessive soapiness in Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow

The attempt to mix a spy thriller and an erotic drama results in a movie that does not gel into a satisfying whole

Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in Red Sparrow.
Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in Red Sparrow.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

RED SPARROW (M18)

140 minutes/Opens today

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Sex, spies and excessive soapiness'. Subscribe