Birds of Prey (2020) review

Harley Quinn returns to the big screen in style.


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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is another solid entry in the DC Extended Universe. 

It was great to see Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn since she once again steals the show as the iconic character. Furthermore, the supporting cast was above average. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, and Chris Messina were all more than decent. Ewan McGregor was fantastic as the film’s main villain, Black Mask. 

The movie has a lot of fun with its R-rating and never takes itself too seriously. Cathy Yan does a nice job directing this movie and is able to deliver some terrific action sequences. The quick pacing of the film certainly works well with the humor. 

Admittedly, the runtime could’ve been extended by half an hour. However, that’s a pretty small issue which isn’t too concerning. 

Overall, it’s a wild ride that is definitely worth checking out. It’s no game changer in terms of the superhero genre, but the movie is nonetheless an absolute delight that will undoubtedly leave DC fans satisfied. It’s exciting, imaginative, and hilarious.

 I give Birds of Prey an 8/10 rating.