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

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    Kinetic, silly, candy-colored, and hyperviolent, Birds of Prey is a serious treat for fans of comic book films. But it wouldn't work without the equal parts goofy, hilarious, and unhinged performance of its lead.
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    Christina NewlandSight & Sound
    Ultimately, the plot is as messy as its central character, trotting around with one shoe and a bacon sandwich in hand, but it's also a whole bunch of glittery, satisfying fun -- especially the unkempt, cheerful, chaotic energy of Harley Quinn.
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    Esther ZuckermanThrillist
    Birds of Prey is a fruity cocktail of a movie. It goes down smooth, makes you giddy, and there's the possibility of a slight hangover.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    The movie is delightfully odd but not consistently inspired, often straining to rewrite the rules of superhero cinema, a mixture of good and bad ideas all mashed together.
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    Valerie ComplexThe Nerds of Color
    If Robbie explores more films like this, she could have a legit future as an action superstar. (pub. date Feb 2020)
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    Rebecca LongBitch Media
    Birds of Prey sets the bar for nuanced depictions of female comic-book characters on the big screen...
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    Jason AdamsMy New Plaid Pants
    A riot of good time entertainment, full of pop and fizz and punches to the nuts
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    Susan KamyabIrving Television
    With this film, "Bombshell", and "I, Tonya", Robbie is proving to be one of the most versatile actresses of our time.
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    Matt LynchIn Review Online
    [This] is pretty refreshing for a film that could have just as easily settled for extending a comic-book brand with a bit of toothless corporate feminism.
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    Rosa ParraLatinx Lens
    A fun, stylish, and female-empowering comic book adaptation. I loved the colorful atmosphere, fight choreography, and costumes! But it's the details acknowledging the female existence that stays with me.
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