Review: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited into an elite Russian intelligence programme. They train her up as a lethal agent, but finds she is trapped in a world she desires to escape from.
Director: Francis Lawrence
Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Jeremy Irons, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sakina Jaffrey, Sergei Polunin, Sasha Frolova and Sebastian Hulk
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller
We see Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence once again reunited as they both worked on some of The Hunger Games (2013, 2014 and 2015) films. This is a really grim and disturbing film. The film is totally not like you would imagine it to be like. Great performances from both Charlotte Rampling and Jeremy Irons. They don’t have much to do but they make a big impact in the film and are definitely needed. Good performance from Jennifer Lawrence although not her best work. For her to prepare for the role, she did ballet and practised a Russian accent for four months, spending three hours a day working with Hollywood ballet instructor Kurt Froman. This project was originally announced in 2013, Darren Aronofsky was in talks to direct it. He then dropped out in 2014, and in the same year, David Fincher and Rooney Mara were in talks to direct and star in the film. According to the BBFC it states on their website during post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission. Originally before the cuts the film was going to be an 18; by getting rid of the cuts it was then more appropriate to be a 15 certificate.