Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Reviews

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February 11, 2021
Amid the movie's fun, if at times ham-handed girl power moments, and artfully choreographed fight scenes, this scene stands out for its serious-minded and affecting portrayal of sexual harassment.
February 11, 2021
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.
February 11, 2021
It's all frivolous fun sprinkled with a recurring theme of female independence that seems well ahead of its time.
February 11, 2021
Between its outrageous characters and fantastic final act, there is plenty for fans to love from this colorfully rambunctious joy ride.
February 11, 2021
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.
February 11, 2021
Are there issues that could have been fixed to make this movie even better? Yes, but it's enough to make me want to see more of these characters, makes me want to see more films, and I can't wait to see what they do at how they expand this universe.
February 11, 2021
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.
February 11, 2021
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.
January 30, 2021
Robbie has a gleeful, cheeky commitment to the character that sets the tone for the movie's 80s new wave kaleidoscopic aesthetic.
January 30, 2021
Yan takes the movie's visual scheme further by making it more explicitly a part of Harley's character and psychology.
January 29, 2021
Birds of Prey's narrative shortcomings are outweighed by its confidence and bombastic action, including a pitch-perfect performance from Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
January 29, 2021
If Robbie explores more films like this, she could have a legit future as an action superstar. (pub. date Feb 2020)
January 28, 2021
Quinn is simultaneously self-aware and oblivious, smart and ditzy, weak for a man and empowered by their split. The film rests on her dichotomy.
January 26, 2021
The director brings the kinetic and chaotic energy demanded by Quinn and delivers an action film that thumps.
December 22, 2020
Yan delivers above expectations. The action sequences are intricately staged with a continual surge of energy, movement and brutality.
December 16, 2020
This fantabulous emancipation is a feminist tour de force with strong performances, a visually daring design, and a lot of fun, butt-kicking action.
December 7, 2020
Birds of Prey is a balancing act that includes pizazz, a reignited love for Harley Quinn, and a thirst to see where new ones can go.
October 19, 2020
Let's get this out of the way upfront, first and foremost, and most importantly, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is dump trucks full of fun. It's almost as much fun as a dozen Golden Lab puppies.
September 23, 2020
For a film that swings for the fences with its use of filmmaking techniques such as an animated opening sequence used to tell Harley's backstory, Birds of Prey is clearly a strong acting showcase.
September 16, 2020
This is not to say that Birds of Prey isn't fun. It's a wild ride! Darkly comic and colorful, and the action is engaging without being too over-the-top (you know how superhero movies can get).
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