How It All Begins Red Sparrow is a wonderfully intricate web of deception set in the spy world of the Russians versus Americans. This movie, directed by Francis Lawrence (not related to Jennifer Lawrence), based on the same name book by Jason Matthews, will make your chest hairs curl. By the end of the movie, you understand the level of deceit that people will go to, to get what they want. Director Lawrence, who also directed the last three of the four Hunger Games movies, does an excellent job with the actors and the flow of the movie plot. There are some genius moments in this movie.