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Is 'Red Sparrow' worth seeing?

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.
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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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