Red Sparrow (2018)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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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.

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Trivia

American ballet dancer Isabella Boylston was Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the movie.


Quotes

Vanya Egorov: You are special. You have a gift like me. You see through people. You see them for what they really are. You do this for me, and I'll let you go if that's what you want. But I feel you won't. This is what you are meant to do.
Dominika Egorova: Yes, uncle.


Goofs

When Nate meets with his source, then is followed by Russian police, they shout "Stop! Militsiya!", which was the name of the police force in Russia until 2011. The cars, however, have the word "politsiya" - Police inscribed with Russian characters on the side, which is correct.


Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark.


Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut for "strong sadistic violence" to earn a 15 certificate instead of an 18, which was done based on BBFC advice. As both countries make up the same distribution region, Ireland also received the same cut version (rated 16 for cinema and 18 on video). The contentious scene shows Ustinov being strangled:

  • In the UK version, we only see a brief establishing shot where his hands are covering his throat, cutting right to a close-up of Dominika struggling but completely clean. The censored footage shows the wire cutting into Ustinov's throat for much longer, in more graphic detail after his arms hang loose, and him bleeding on Dominika's chest.
  • Ustinov collapsing uses an alternate shot in the UK version, and the second close-up of Dominika is digitally bloodless as with the first, but there's still blood on her chest when putting on her clothes as per the uncut version (a continuity error).
The uncut version is roughly 13 seconds longer.


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Written by
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Performed by Baauer
Courtesy of LuckyMe Records

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Genres

Action | Drama | Thriller

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