Red Sparrow

Information and ratings for Red Sparrow

18A(18A) Sexual Violence

Synopsis

Thriller/Mystery. Based on the book by Jason Matthews. After a debilitating accident, a Russian ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a spy.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a torture context – blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual violence – breast and buttock nudity, some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity, some in a BDSM context – breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent breast and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Manipulation
  • Appearances versus reality

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for detailed sexual violence

Classification date

February 06, 2018