Lee's Review: "Red Sparrow"
Author: Lee O. Smith, Movie Reviewer
Published: 9:14 AM EST March 2, 2018
Updated: 9:14 AM EST March 2, 2018

(WLTX) - Life changes pretty quickly for Dominika Egorova. One week, she's a famous ballerina and the next, she's seducing a politician. It appears to be all for Mother Russia - but it's really all for her mother.

With some coercing from her uncle, she soon becomes a spy who excels at the art of seduction...or a "Sparrow." And her first target is Nate Nash, a CIA operative with a mysterious friend on the inside of Russian Intelligence. It's her job to find out who that friend (or traitor) is.

"Red Sparrow" has a pretty interesting plot, but it can also be a bit confusing at times. You're never quite sure who's really working for who and the accents mask a lot of the dialogue's clarity. But, if you're capable of staying with it, the story still works.

However, the film's R-rating is well-earned with plenty of intimate, sadistic and torturous moments. So, it's not for everyone...especially the kids!

Yes, it may be a bumpy ride getting there, but everything comes together in the end. And that's enough to produce a smile from the Leemoji. You, however, may see it differently. Just keep in mind that red signifies caution.