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Birds of Prey

After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes - Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya - come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord called Black Mask.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Owen Gleiberman
"Yan keeps it all hurtling along with impeccable ferocity. Her action scenes have a deftly detonating visual spaciousness, capped by crowd-pleasing moments"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Kate Erbland
"It’s a girl-powered, earnestly feminist superhero movie with big, implausible action sequences (...) and while it never quite reaches that potential, it does begin to map out a fresh path to the world-worn arena of superhero narratives."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
"Those hoping for a Deadpool-like fusion of mayhem and wit should lower their expectations: Harley may be known for her unpredictability, but 'Birds' plays by action-movie rules."  NEU
CanadaCanada F
Molly Freeman
Screen Rant
"With a wicked sense of humor and exhilarating action, 'Birds of Prey' is fierce, fun and a total blast - and an empowering girl power superhero romp (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
"A sleek, diverting, hyper-violent new caper (...) [It] refuses to take anything, least of all itself, too seriously."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"It is weirdly diverting – more than you might expect (...) Watching it feels cheerfully excessive and unwholesome, like smoking a cigarette and eating a chocolate bar at the same time (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Nicholas Barber
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
"Not that it is completely uncool or completely un-fun. [It] is certainly more coherent than 'Suicide Squad' (...) However popular the film becomes, though, I doubt that anyone will adore it as much as it evidently adores itself (…) Rating: ★★ (out of 5)"  NEG
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Gabriella Geisinger
Digital Spy
"It's a DC Comics movie! There's a hyena named after Batman in it! The movie stars women and is uproariously fun (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Laura Prudom
"A stunning showcase for Margot Robbie, who commands the screen and gives her damaged protagonist all the dimension she deserves."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
"[It] is super overwrought and sometimes exasperating. But at the very least, there’s never a dull moment in the colorful chaos.  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
"A thoughtful meditation on liberation (...) borrowing elements from inspirations as disparate as '9 to 5', Bugs Bunny and Modesty Blaise to create an adventure that tweaks its genre familiarity with delightful bursts of anarchy and wit."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
"What can a female supervillain do? Everything a man does, apparently, except backwards and in bedazzled roller skates."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Ian Freer
"It’s messy, with a middle section that sags, but Birds Of Prey has vibrancy, anarchy and balls to spare. Harley and Joker are dead. Long live Harley Quinn (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland F
Tara Brady
Irish Times
"Not feeling that emancipation, ladies (…) Rating: ★★ (out of 5)"  NEG
United StatesUnited States F
Hoai-Tran Bui
"[It] is as cheeky, irreverent, and erratic as its central character, Harley Quinn — to both its benefit and its detriment. But mostly, it’s having too much of a blast to notice."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Huw Fullerton
Radio Times
"[It] gets right what DC’s earlier baddie team-up got so wrong (…) Like Harley herself, the film has done well to leave its dark past (and the Joker) behind – and already the future is looking a lot brighter (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Scott Mendelson
"A delightfully entertaining showcase for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and the rest of her anti-heroic gal pals (...) In terms of artistic potential, DC Films and Marvel are now on relatively equal footing."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Helen O'Hara
Time Out
"Against the odds – and thanks to the charisma of Margot Robbie – this unlikely 'Suicide Squad' spinoff is pretty close to fantabulous (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Brandon Katz
The New York Observer
"A vibrant blast of kinetic energy. Screenwriter Christina Hodson and director Cathy Yan create a deliciously wacky romp with John Wickian action (...) and Deadpool-lite humor (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Tim Robey
"Robbie's naughty, candy-coated romp beats toxic masculinity to a pulp (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Brian Truitt
USA Today
"An entertaining lark that introduces a few good women – and four-letter curse words – into the canon of Superman and Batman.(…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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