Last year, Jennifer Lawrence starred in one of the more polarizing films of the year, Mother!, the movie scored a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and quickly became that move you either hated or loved. There was no middle ground. I watched the film, and I truly believe it would be impossible to walk out of the theater thinking, “Hm. That was okay, I guess.”
And it looks like Lawrence’s next movie, Red Sparrow, could be the same way. It won’t hit theaters for another two weeks, but critics were able to watch an early screening of it this week, and while most reviews were incredibly positive, some did give the warning that the general audience might hate it.
Check out some of the Twitter reviews below…
Red Sparrow is a film that should be on your radar. It doesn’t pull punches as a spy thriller, featuring some hard-to-watch brutality, but it’s also immensely timely in its exploration of exploitation. Could easily become a new franchise for Jennifer Lawrence. pic.twitter.com/qpxX7IaGvB
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 16, 2018
RED SPARROW was absolutely gripping. I loved it. Jennifer Lawrence totally goes for it in a way few A-list actress could or would. It’s spellbinding and damn near Hitchcockian. A real film for adults. THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A MOVIE!
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) February 16, 2018
RED SPARROW: It is not what you’re expecting. A queasy upbraiding of people in positions of power (not just political) exploiting the sexuality of women, and getting it thrown gloriously back in their faces. Gruesome torture scenes, and a bone break that will haunt me forever.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) February 16, 2018
I was legit shocked at how good RED SPARROW is (where the shit has *this* Francis Lawrence been hiding?) a delectably slow, incredibly violent, and sweet as hell spy movie for the current Cold War. audiences are gonna haaaaate it pic.twitter.com/59GP9BSy7o
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) February 16, 2018
Well, I definitely want to watch it now. I was thinking it might be some generic action-spy movie, but it sounds like there is some real meat to it.
Red Sparrow is set to hit theaters March 2, 2018.