R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
This is Francis Lawrence's fourth collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence. They had previously worked together on the Hunger Games franchise, (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)).
Are you a patriot?
Nate Nash: No.
Dominika Egorova: Why do you do what you do?
Nate Nash: It beats selling tires.
Dominika Egorova: Have you ever sold tires?
Nate Nash: No.
Dominika Egorova: Then you can't know, can you?
Nate Nash: Good point.
The floppy disks used by the agents may seem cumbersome and obsolete. However, in real life police and military still (as of 2018) use floppy disks to store classified documents. Since its impossible to hack or clone a floppy without having the physical disk in hand, and a floppy drive is needed to even read it, they are more secure than a smart phone or a USB memory stick, for example.
The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark.
The Indian theatrical release received an A certificate after some cuts in violence, language and sexual content were made. Frontal/back nudity was completely removed along with some killings getting reduced by 50% and liquor labels being blurred. An anti-smoking disclaimer was also displayed. This version is 142 minutes long.
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