Red Sparrow movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a Russian spy tasked with identifying a mole. The spy thriller was directed by Francis Lawrence using a screenplay Justin Haythe adapted from the book of the same name by Jason Matthews. Red Sparrow opened theatrically on March 2, 2018.
In Red Sparrow, professional ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is put in a tough spot after a career-ending injury eliminates her income, which she uses to take care of her sick mother, Nina (Joely Richardson). So her Uncle Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts) hooks her up with a job, to befriend a politician and switch out his phone. It seems easy enough but after the politician is killed under Ivan's orders, a murder which Dominika witnesses, Dominika becomes a liability.
So given the choice between getting killed or becoming a Sparrow, Dominika chooses the latter and begins training as a Russian spy. She's tasked with cozying up with an American CIA Agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton) in order to identify a mole inside the Russian Government. But it doesn't take long for the player to get played as Nate begins recruiting Dominika to betray her country as a double agent which leaves Dominika in quite an interesting position.
I Have to Go Away for a While
Dominika Egorova: Mama
Nina Egorova: What is it?
Dominika Egorova: I have to go away for a while.
As Dominika tells her mother, Nina, that she's leaving for a while in these Red Sparrow movie quotes, what she doesn't say is what she's doing. Dominika thinks she's doing a task to get her mother medical care but really, she's in store for way much more.
My Uncle Gave Me a Choice
Dominika Egorova: I was told to take a man to a hotel. They said that he was an enemy of the state and in exchange my mother would get the doctor she needed. Instead they cut his throat. He died on top of me. There could be no witnesses, so my uncle gave me a choice, die or become a Sparrow.
In this Red Sparrow movie quote, Dominika sets up the plot of the movie as to how she went from being a ballerina to a Russian spy. Spoiler: That escalated quickly.
You Have a Gift
Ivan Vladimirovich Egorov: You have a gift, you see through people. This is what you were meant to do.
Essentially telling Dominika that it is her destiny to be a Sparrow, Uncle Ivan explains how well Dominika is doing in her spying in this Red Sparrow movie quote. Apparently Dominika has a gift of seeing through people which makes her perfect for this line of work, as if she has any choice.
Bring Me the Name of the Mole
Ivan Vladimirovich Egorov: There is a traitor in the government. His last known contact is an American. Get close to him and establish trust, and then you bring me the name of the mole.
Uncle Ivan explains to Dominika her mission in this Red Sparrow movie quote. Dominika is to make nice with an American CIA agent in order to find the identity of a mole within the Russian Government.