Is 'Red Sparrow' worth seeing?

Is 'Red Sparrow' worth seeing?

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The anticipated "Red Sparrow" just hit theaters and reactions are mixed. The film currently holds a 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics are praising Lawrence's performance, saying she really carries a timely film about espionage and a female spy forced to use her body. But others argue the film falls flat and does not live up to other films in the genre. What do you think? 

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Below is the synopsis of "Red Sparrow," per IMDB.

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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Many critics say Lawrence's performance really carries the film. Detroit News' Adam Graham writes:

But “Red Sparrow” is Lawrence’s show, and she navigates the role with steely grace and unwavering courage. Justin Haythe’s script calls for Lawrence to be a human ice cube and she delivers, though there’s plenty ticking underneath her icy veneer.

Critics acknowledged the film is timely, but some argue the film is just forgettable and doesn't deliver. Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty writes:

As up-to-the-minute as the Mueller investigation, Red Sparrow couldn’t be more timely. If only it were a better movie.
Only a clever, sting-in-the-tail finale hints at the better movie this might have been. As it stands, though, Red Sparrow is like a KGB amnesia serum: It evaporates from your memory five minutes after you walk out of the theater. C
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