Film: Sleazy spy thriller never takes wing

Film: Sleazy spy thriller never takes wing
Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in Red Sparrow

Based on the novel of the same name by former spy Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow is a shiny, sleazy espionage thriller in which nobody is what they seem, and everyone ends up betrayed

Red Sparrow: Directed by Francis Lawrence, Nationwide, 16, Rating: **

A Fantastic Woman: Directed by Sebastián Lelio, Selected, 15A, Rating: ****

‘You must inure yourself to what you find repellent,” intones Charlotte Rampling in Red Sparrow, playing the headmistress of what Jennifer Lawrence’s ballet dancer-turned-spy describes as “whore school”.

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