Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/14/2020
While the DCEU has been on the upswing lately, the stand-alone Harley Quinn/introduction of the Birds of Prey seems more like it's spinning its wheels. Many have compared this to a live-action Looney Toons film - but that only applies if when Tweety hits Sylvester on the head with a mallet, his brains ooze out his ears and his eye pops out of his socket. Birds of Prey is colorful and frantic but it is also brutally violent, certainly earning that R-rating that likely factored into its underwhelming debut.
Margot Robbie once again portrays Harley Quinn - who is not alone after being dumped by The Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime is nowhere to be seen here - mentioned but never finds a place on screen. In fact, none of Gotham's men show up - no Batman, no Arthur, heck, not even …
Indyfreak - wrote on 02/13/2020
Margot Robbie shines as the maniacal DC villainess Harley Quinn in her spinoff. Make no mistake, this is a Harley Quinn movie through and through. The characters associated with the title team are present but as supporting players.
Margot Robbie remains pitch perfect casting for Harley Quinn. She’s unhinged, manic, and as zany as expected. Her charisma carries the movie through the more conventional sections of the film.
Rosie Perez is a solid fit for Batman comics mainstay Renée Montoya. Huntress is more of a figure than an actual character in the story but Mary Elizabeth Winstead conveys a presence that switches from steely to socially awkward that’s amusing. Jurnee Smollet-Bell is only adequate for Black Canary. She’s good looking while fighting in skintight pants at least. …