Only two movies are hitting the big screen this week, but both looked like they are packed with action. The question is both of them is whether or not the stories will hold up. Let's take a look at Red Sparrow and Death Wish.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Red Sparrow Jennifer Lawrence
Rotten Watch Prediction

It's quite a career shift to go from being a prima ballerina to a super spy the next. But that's what Jennifer Lawrence seems to pull off in Red Sparrow, as she executes a mid-life work-life pivot and starts kicking ass for the Russian government. Based on the novel by the same name, Red Sparrow follows Lawrence's character as she works to uncover a plot in the Russian government and identify a mysterious mole (or in other words: the exact arc of every spy movie ever).

Director Francis Lawrence has worked with Jennifer Lawrence (no relation) in the past on The Hunger Games sequels, specifically Catching Fire (89%) along with Mockingjay I and 2 (66% and 70% respectively). He's also helmed Water for Elephants (60%) and I Am Legend (69%). His movies almost all fall into that "completely watchable without being amazing" category, and that seems to be where Red Sparrow will land as well. It looks compelling, and Jennifer Lawrence can carry a movie on her own, but has a great supporting cast including Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons. Critics already have this at 64% on the Tomatometer through 46 reviews. It's tough to imagine it climbing much over the course of the week.

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