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"Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" (2020) | Sam Gall Movie Review Issue #71 Gem Mint 10.0

“Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey“ aka "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (original title) (2020)

Director: Cathy Yan

Writer: Christina Hodson (written by), Paul Dini & Bruce Timm (Harley Quinn created by)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong

Rated: R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material

Runtime: 1h 49min

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

Country: USA

Language: English | Chinese

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

You might like this if you like: Harley Quinn, DC Comics, comic books, female action films, action movies, action comedies, adventure, crime, comedy

Margot Robbie in "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" (2020)

One of the most underrated gems of early 2020 due to honestly I don’t know what.

I’m always excited for another shot at was clearly the best part of David Ayer’s / Warner Bros “Suicide Squad”. It came out so fast if I’m remembering correctly. Seeing trailers and then next thing you know it’s in theaters. It felt like only weeks. It was one the last movies I saw in theaters before Covid hit. I saw it with my fiancé and nephew Nick. Nick didn’t even see a trailer let alone know what we were watching until we were in our seats and he still had just as much a blast as we did!

"Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" (2020)

Such a cool cast! I think all three of us agreed that we are big Margot Robbie fans! Evan McGregor is fantastic! Rosie Perez gets to kick some ass! Mary Elizabeth Winstead who my fiancé and I love from “Death Proof” (2008), Jurnee Smollett was a new but lovely face for me as was Ella Jay Basco.

Cathy Yan did a beautiful job continuing Harley Quinn’s journey and getting her the movie she deserved. The action is superb and the blend of comedy they add is perfect.

Ewan McGregor in "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" (2020)

I loved the opening animation sequence! Margot’s narration was just lovely! We made breakfast sandwiches for weeks after watching that! Awesome soundtrack and badass action with kick-ass gals!

Margot Robbie in "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" (2020)

I was sad to hear it didn’t explode upon release. I get the Harley Quinn obsession has washed away a little but this was exactly what the fans deserved I thought and exactly what they were asking for. You got it! You just didn’t seem to see it! So now’s a better chance than any!

Written by Sam Gall on 10/09/20

CGC Grading: Gem Mint 10.0

"Whacky, zany, irreverant, bombastic and totally over-the-top.... An absolute visual feast... A tonne of balls-to-the-wall, goofy fun... unashamedly a really good time... It is a joy, a delight, and a blast from beginning to end." - Dave Lee, Dave Lee Down Under

"Birds of Prey sets the bar for nuanced depictions of female comic-book characters on the big screen..." - Rebecca Long, Bitch Media

"But the best thing about 'Birds of Prey' (and its biggest draw) really is getting to see Harley Quinn shine in the spotlight for once and reclaim her own identity outside of the Joker." - Raffy Ermac,

"Cathy Yan's film is an intoxicating fun-filled cinematic experience. It'll leave you needing a cigarette and craving a perfectly made breakfast sandwich afterwards." - Dan Buffa, KSDK News (St. Louis)

Official Trailer:

Behind the Scenes:

Available on various VOD platforms & HBO Max

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