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Birds of Prey (2020)

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (original title)
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.

Director:

Cathy Yan

Writers:

Christina Hodson, Paul Dini (Harley Quinn created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Robbie ... Harley Quinn
Rosie Perez ... Renee Montoya
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress
Jurnee Smollett ... Dinah Lance / Black Canary (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
Ewan McGregor ... Roman Sionis
Ella Jay Basco ... Cassandra Cain
Chris Messina ... Victor Zsasz
Ali Wong ... Ellen Yee
David Ury ... Sleazy Breeder
Sara Montez ... Shallow Friend #1 / Kathrine
Izabel Pakzad ... Shallow Friend #2 (as Isabel Pakzad)
Daniel Bernhardt ... Sionis' Chauffeur
Kc Strubbe Kc Strubbe ... Naïve Teammate
Jacky Shu Jacky Shu ... Skeptical Teammate
Paloma Rabinov ... Bitchy Teammate
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Storyline

A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, 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.

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Mayhem at its finest! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The egg sandwich that is made for Harley Quinn is not made with chicken eggs, but instead with duck eggs, as Margot Robbie is allergic to chicken egg whites (she gets migraines from them) so the production had to provide duck eggs to avoid an allergic reaction. See more »

Goofs

At two different points during the movie, Harley turns on her TV and the same clip of a Tweety cartoon is playing. See more »

Quotes

Roman Sionis: I'll give you till midnight. And then I'm going to peel off that pretty face, and pickle it. Okay?
Harley Quinn: [voice over] Call me old fashioned, but I always thought the guy was meant to get the girl a diamond.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, Harley is heard asking the audience if they're still around, and then decides to reward them with a secret about Batman. But before she can do so, the film ends. See more »


Soundtracks

Unwind Yourself
Written by Hank Ballard and Charles Spurling
Performed by Marva Whitney
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Entertaining but a bit messy.
8 February 2020 | by jgreg-37981See all my reviews

Birds of prey shows that DC has finally righted the ship after several early stumbles in this franchise. By focusing on smaller, more personal stories with more personal stakes. Birds of prey is a very entertaining movie, albeit one with some irritating flaws.

Firstly, Cathy Yan directed the hell out of this movie. She really knows how to frame an exciting action scene with nice wide, full body shots to show off the great stunt work. The movies style and colour pallet are very eye catching and visually interesting. Margot Robbie continues to be excellent as this franchises version of Harley Quinn, and Ewen McGregor looks like he's having the time of his life as a sleazy but intimidating villain.

Most of the movies problems for me come from the script. The first half is very messy as the movie bounces around and moves back and forth in a Rashomon attempt that really didn't work and kind of annoyed me. Once an action scene in a police evidence locker takes place though, the movie calmed down considerably and is a lot more watchable. Also, while the other members of the cast and the villain are entertaining to watch, they only have only surface level characterisation, seemingly interesting on the surface, but not really much underneath. Some ardent birds of prey fans may be disappointed in the lack of actual birds of prey, given about 85% of this is a Harley Quinn movie, which leads me to wonder if they side the birds of prey name for brand recognition only.

In conclusion, birds of prey is a fun, colourful time at the movies, But some serious screenplay flaws prevent it soaring to the heights of the DCEU, but it comfortably pitches high above the trainwreck that was suicide squad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,010,017, 9 February 2020

Gross USA:

$84,158,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,858,461
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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