Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker
Based on the NY Times best-seller
Movie MPAA Rating: R
Movie Studio: Fox
Movie Genre: Action/Adventure
Software Format: DVD
Item Number (DPCI): 058-17-2683
Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that trains young recruits to manipulate, seduce and kill. She emerges as a dangerous agent, but is trapped in a world she desperately wants to escape. With the lives of her loved ones at risk, Dominika must find a way to take back control and serve justice to those who betrayed her.
First of all, I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence. I think she's the Meryl Streep/Bette Davis of this current generation. She always gives 100% when she performs and this movie is no exception. The story appears upfront and forward from the start. Most of it takes place in Russia. However, as it unfolds, you begin to wonder if everything about the plot could be so predicable when the film takes a sharp turn; full of surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed the pace and excitement of the film. It is NOT for children under 16, not at all. The story has adult themes that only adults can understand along with brief full frontal nudity both male and female. That said, the film is also very deep in its characters, full of political intrigue, spies, and excitement. I loved it - one of those "OH!" endings that will knock you out!