Birds of Prey Review

Starring: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Director: Cathy Yan

Release date: 7th February 2020


Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is feeling depressed… After her recent break-up with The Joker, she is feeling a little lost and doesn’t know what to do with herself. No-one else knows about the split and so Harley is using this to her advantage, getting into all kinds of trouble, with people not confronting her because of her relationship with ‘Mr J’. She spends a lot of time in a Gotham club, owned by crime-lord, Roman Sionis, a truly despicable human being who enjoys removing people’s faces if they upset him. He also goes by the name, Black Mask.

A rare and precious diamond goes missing and a lot of people will go to any lengths to get their hands on it. Trouble is, a young pickpocket has it and has hidden it in an almost impossible place… Harley must join forces with some other kick-ass ladies and make sure the girl, Cassandra Cain stays alive.


This movie follows on from the events in the Suicide Squad movie back in 2016 and The Joker is out of the picture. Harley is devastated over the break up but is trying to hide it the best she can. She’s still just as mischievous and calculating but now her actions have consequences and not everyone sees her in a good light.

Bright colours, a fantastic soundtrack and a lot of glitter make this a great movie to watch. There’s a lot of the whole female empowerment thing going on but once you get past all that, it’s a fun, rollercoaster of a movie. Margot Robbie is perfectly cast as Harley Quinn and there’s a re-cap on her backstory for anyone that’s forgotten it. A great ensemble cast and some serious punch-ups, it’s a huge piece of escapism. It’s a bit bloody in places but not enough to make you want to up-chuck your popcorn.


Harley on her rollerskates sets the speed for this movie; fast paced, bodies flying everywhere and some great slow-mo action in the many fight scenes. At the end of the day, Harley just wants to have fun but sometimes/ nearly always, it gets her in a whole heap of trouble. Ewan McGregor’s Roman Sidonis isn’t really as menacing as you’d want a DC baddie to be; his henchman does pretty much all of his dirty work.

If you love your DC movies, go into this with an open mind and try not to over analyse the story too much. Just enjoy it for what it is, 1hr and 49mins of fast paced punch-ups, action, lots of shooting and a story of a girl who just wants to be a little bit bad sometimes.

Go see this and enjoy the ride!

Overall: 8.5/10


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