Friday, February 14, 2020

Birds of Prey (Movie, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. 

Starring: Ali Wong, Bojana Novakovic, Charlene Amoia, Chris Messina, Dana Lee, David Bianchi, David Ury, Derek Wilson, Dominic Pace, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor, Greice Santo, Jenelle McKee, Judy Kain, Jurnee Smollett, Luis Richard Gomez, Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Matthew Willig, Michael Masini, Rosie Perez, Sara Montez, Steven Williams

Director: Cathy Yan

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Crime

Rating: R

Runtime: 109 min



Cleverly constructed and bursting with well-planned action sequences–the carnival brawl near the film’s end is positively delightful–Birds of Prey is the rare comic book adaptation directed with a real, tangible vision. And as Quinn, it’s hard to imagine anyone else than Robbie bringing her mix of middle-finger savagery, surprising vulnerability, and utter likability to the role. One of the funnest movies we’ve seen in a while. We can’t wait for a sequel.


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