Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

critic Reviews

78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score78%
  • With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    Under the film's hyper-formatted style and impersonal action, there's a pretty good movie straining to break out-which makes the waste of its creators' earnest exertions all the more dismaying.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Margot Robbie] herself is fantastic. The action choreography is pretty good... If I have a quibble: it has probably the worst needle drops of any movie in recent history.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    A bone-cracking visual feast, filled with screen-popping sets and costumes, enough hand-to-hand combat scenes to make Jason Statham seethe with envy, and a fantastic ensemble cast...
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It offers a hundred different versions of Robbie gurning to camera - usually after bashing someone's head in with a baseball bat - and not a single moment to elevate the proceedings above a scrappy, screechy, second-rate cartoon hotchpotch.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Birds of Prey" wants to fly high, powered by its own wild child, rule-breaking spirit. The truth is it never gets off the ground.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    You don't have to choose between Scorsese and superheroes. Let go of the guilt. Feel free to embrace these lesser spotted birds.
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    James ClayFresh Fiction
    There may not be too many surprises, but Yan has announced herself as a creative force to be reckoned with.
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    Frank WilkinsReel Reviews
    A wild and wacky, candy-coated, glitter-filled grimy ride through the streets of Gotham with the motliest crew of characters as we explore themes of camaraderie, partnership, and female empowerment.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    Robbie's Harley Quinn is best deployed in small doses. By placing her front and centre, in a film that teases a more communal feminine interest, her unceasing penchant for the overzealous quickly becomes exhausting.
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    Andrew F. PeirceThe Curb
    This is right here, bizarre, bonkers, bloody and brutal fun.
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