Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
- Excerpt: Personality is the ultimate saving grace for Birds Of Prey, and personality goes a long way. There are definitely elements that didn’t work quite as smoothly as I had hoped, but the experience of watching it all unfold was such a blast.
- Excerpt: ‘Birds of Prey’ is DC’s answer to Deadpool as Harley Quinn makes a statement by bringing her brand of over-the-top mayhem to the screen.
- Excerpt: Birds of Prey, and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn proves a serious misfire, and not even a truly gonzo mess. In fact it’s often perversely dull.
- Excerpt: The very exhibition of destruction itself is an idea more cherished than drama, plot or logic.
- Excerpt: Behold ladyrage given full candy-colored, sparkle-sprinkled voice in an ironically comical spectacle: Haha, isn’t this delightfully absurd? Or is it? This is kidding-not-kidding on celluloid.
- Excerpt: It’s gaudy pop-feminist chaos that is more accomplished – and certainly more delightful – than most other DC titles.
- Excerpt: Here are 109 of the most unabashedly enjoyable minutes you’ll have at the movies this year.
- Excerpt: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), as it is gloriously titled, answers the ancient cinematic question: What if Suicide Squad hadn’t been godawful?
- Excerpt: By letting action and comedy become augmentation for its underlying crime caper, it proves more character-driven romp a la Snatch than another ploddingly edgelord blockbuster.
- Excerpt: Director Cathy Yan is game to capture the freewheeling spirit of a Harley Quinn unleashed on the world.
- Excerpt: The movie’s tone, while still a bit on the bleak side (this is the DC universe, after all), is sarcastic, snide, and overall pretty funny. That all translates into a mostly enjoyable time with this latest comic book movie outing.
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