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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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15 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Roman's "fuck family" rant is the closest this character feels to his earliest comics appearances, where he resented his parents and actually created his mask from the wood of his father's coffin. See more »

Goofs

Detective Renee Montoya holds the evidence bag with the J necklace in a different way between shots. See more »

Quotes

Harley Quinn: [voice over] The whack job with the penchant for peeling faces is Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask. The fact that he wants me dead hasn't yet hit my radar. See, I was halfway across town, hungover, and thinking about breakfast. Egg, bacon, American cheese. Soft, toasted buttered roll. Just a dash of hot sauce. What a way to start my new life. With the perfect egg sandwich.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo gets a frowny face scribbled on it in pink. See more »


Soundtracks

Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Written by Eddie Schwartz (as Edward Schwartz)
Performed by Adona
By arrangement with All Media Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
A -Completely- Fun, Big " Antiheroine " Romp For { Adults }.. This Film's -Completely- Bonkers💥💣 BUT ..I'm { Still } Not -Completely- Certain What To Quite Make Of It😶😶...

  • Harley Quinn { to Cassandra Cain at the supermarket } : " There's two ways we're getting that diamond out of you ; this.... "
  • ( ..Shows her laxative ) .
  • Harley Quinn : " ...or this... "
  • ( ..Shows her a carving knife ) .
{ Cassandra very " Wisely " chooses the laxative } .

OK, so first , a couple of the ->- { ' Plusses ' } ->- in Random Order . Let me start by saying that this film has an Absolute " Killer 😉❕" Soundtrack . By the time the " Super Phatt " beats of rapper Jucee Froot's ' Danger ' -{ Absolutely }- " Exploded💥💣 " into the already 'frenzied' cinema that I happened to be in ....heralding the funky credits at the end... I was entirely cognizant of having thoroughly {❕} enjoyed the final act of " Birds Of Prey " . Suffice to say that the satisfyingly lengthy & Totally Mad { " Carnival Of Death + Funhouse Mirrors + Ghouls ( Goons ) " } 'Finale' fight sequences, rife with the 4 - { Yes "Four", in that ( -even- ) Cassandra Cain.. the young girl (❕) in the story ...partook in the action } - other female principal actors led by Harley Quinn, in the 'fight of their lives' in Both ' serious & dramatic ' - As Well As - ' meretriciously & lavishly Comedic fashion ' . . . . { More Than } elicited its required response from me. Not to mention the fact that I was able to { -Joyously- } observe ...yet again... that even a ( Seriously 😜 ) 'Wacky-As-Bats' film like this can come packaged with a few Good & Uplifting Ideals mixed in there... 'somewhere' ....{ Eg. Sisterhood, Second Chances, Taking the higher ground -( Even )- if it means risking one's life towards that end .....etc. } .

It became strikingly self-evident... ( to me atleast ) ..Very Early on in the picture that Ewan McGregor's Wildly, Colourfully, Despotically Evil " Black Mask ->- a.k.a Roman Sionis " might just as well have been an amalgam of -{ Both }- 'Harvey Two-Face' -{ And }- 'The Riddler' from Joel Schumacher's " Batman Forever " . Which would put " Birds Of Prey " , by way of a broad, loose aggregate, at a - { Sort Of } - weird cross between -( say )- a 'Batman Forever' ( 1995 ) & a 'Moulin Rouge' ( 2001 ) ; with a generous handful of some of the more Nefarious aspects of -( say )- something like the Iconic 1990 Mafia Classic 'Goodfellas' - { or, for that matter, literally... just about ->- ( Any ) ->- other " Gloriously Profane ⛔ " & - Very - Violent big budget Adults-Only film out there } - thrown into the mix, as well. Now, ' In - And - Of - Itself ' . . . that wouldn't " Necessarily " be a bad thing. But once all those " Rampant { 💥❗} Mf-s and F-s and B-s " - and a whole lot more - start flying around as freely as ever , you { - Seriously - } find yourself being rudely 'Ripped' out of the otherwise 'nice and cozy' comic-book movie " Suspension Of Disbelief " that you might have been experiencing previously . . . . & thrust into what could easily be "Just another huge, messy - { and yes . . Adult } - high stakes action Crime Drama " .

And that brings us squarely to my ->- { Absolute } ->- No.1 Gripe about Birds Of Prey. Let me put it this way. Would it's upcoming ( and very -Obviously- talented ) Director have ' Willingly ' allowed a young daughter of her { -- Own -- } , ( Hypothetically Speaking, Of Course ), to play the part of the aforementioned 'Hopelessly Compulsive' pickpocket ( & product of a 'Horribly' broken home ) Cassandra . . . . Get This . . . . that -- { ⭐⭐ 13 ½ ⭐⭐ } -- year old Ella Jay Basco 👩 plays in the picture. Now to those of you who { -Have Already- } seen the movie ( & pretty much - know - where I'm going with this )... do hear me out. I { - Entirely- } understand that Ella is a 'Professional' Actor just taking a given Character off a page, & bringing her to Life. But I ask atleast the - { Parents Of Young Children } - among you . . . . . . . given - ( All ) - that Ella has to witness & partake in over the course of progression of the whole story : from the Profound Glorification of theft, to the often Profound levels of Outright Bloodletting & Gore, to the - { Very } - " disturbingly " liberal🎈use of Profanity . . . right the way thru said picture . . . ' And All Points Inbetween ' . I mean... could the scriptwriters - Seriously - not have written the part for say an 17-19 year old teenage girl instead { At the very least (❗) } ....with more or less the - { Very Same } - desired effect❔❕. ⭐⭐ Just Saying ⭐⭐ .

Summation : Well, The Film ->- { Most Certainly } ->- Succeeds In Its Attempts To Be A " Non-Stop And Splendidly Chaotic , Almost Psychedelic Kaleidoscope Of { - Vivid 🍭 - } , Vibrant And Mercilessly Unrelenting Mayhem , Colour And Carnage " . . . . . All At Once Reminiscent Of Films Like ' Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ' ( Video - 1999 ) , { - In The ' Purely ' Visual & Stylistic Sense , That Is To Say - } . Yes , That - Is 🌠 - This Troubled Picture's ' Saving Grace ' . . . . . So I'm Giving It A Conflicted Yet Ultimately Decisive 👊🔥 7.50 Marks Out Of 10 .


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Country:

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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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2.39 : 1
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