Red Sparrow: there are film plots which are hard to follow because of how serpentine they are; in Francis Lawrence spy-thriller, it’s because it is murky. The character motivations at every turn make no sense at all; the bonds of trust between them are hard to buy. In addition, there is no chemistry whatsoever between Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton; it is also a mistake to have her bottle up her usual vivacity and warmth. Edgerton and most of the cast are not given much to do; the exception is Mary-Louise Parker, whose lively performance sticks out like a sore thumb, in a good way. Matthias Schoenaerts is miscast, as he looks too young for his role. Also worth mentioning, Russian accent is all-over the place, making its use distracting. The film is polished, but overstays its welcome with the long runtime.