RICH REVIEWS: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

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.

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 has no choice but to team up to take Roman down.


Directed by: 
Cathy Yan … (directed by)

Writing Credits:  
Christina Hodson … (written by)

Cast (in credits order):  
Margot Robbie … Harley Quinn
Rosie Perez … Renee Montoya
Mary Elizabeth Winstead … Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress
Jurnee Smollett-Bell … Dinah Lance / Black Canary

Ewan McGregor 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
Isabel Pakzad … Shallow Friend #2

Daniel Bernhardt … Sionis’ Chauffeur
Kc Strubbe … Naïve Teammate
Jacky Shu … Skeptical Teammate
Paloma Rabinov … Bitchy Teammate
Derek Wilson … Tim Evans
Joe Bucaro III … Carlos Rossi (as Guiseppe Bucaro)
James Henry Williams Jr. … Ace Chemical Police Officer

François Chau … Mr. Keo
Miyuki Matsunaga … Mrs. Keo
Anna Mikami … Miss Keo (16 yrs)
Bruno Oliver … Bodega Cook (Sal)
Keisha Tucker … Roller Derby Girl
Matthew Willig … Happy
Jeremy Denzlinger … Desk Sergeant
Michael Masini … Officer Drago
Charles Carpenter … Processing Officer
Daniel Cole … Patrol Cop
Jesse Bush … Patrol Cop
Steven Williams … Captain Patrick Erickson
Charlene Amoia … Maria Bertinelli
Ella Mika … Young Helena

Robert Catrini … Stefano Galante
Eddie Alfano … Helena’s Bodyguard
Chris Carnel … Desk Sergeant
Buddy Sosthand … Coffee Cup Cop
Tim Sitarz … Donut Cop
Shawn Balentine … Key Card Cop
Shahaub Roudbari … Smarmy Guy
Pramode Kumar … Irate shopkeeper
Christine Engh … Elderly Woman
K.K. Barrett … Dr. Aguilar
David Bianchi … Sionis Henchman #1
Simon Rhee … Cell Guard
Terrence Julien … Cell Guard

George Crayton … Prisoner
Caleb Spillyards  … Prisoner
Qiang LI … Prisoner
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom … Prisoner (as Anthony Nanakornpanom)
Sala Baker … Prisoner
Christian Womack … Prisoner
Bryan Sloyer … Prisoner
Kofi Yiadom … Mercenary
Efka Kvaraciejus … Mercenary
Sam Hargrave … Mercenary
Dennis Keiffer … Mercenary (as Dennis Kieffer)
Dana Lee … Doc
Bojana Novakovic … Erika
Andy Hoff … Erika’s Date
Eric Michael Cole … Disgruntled man
Oakley Lehman … Mercedes Gang
Richard King … Mercedes Gang
Tim Rigby … RR Passenger

Produced by:
David Ayer … executive producer
Walter Hamada … executive producer
Geoff Johns … executive producer
Sue Kroll … producer (p.g.a.)
Hans Ritter … executive producer
Margot Robbie … producer (p.g.a.)
Donald Sparks … co-producer
Bryan Unkeless … producer (p.g.a.)
Galen Vaisman … executive producer

Run Time: 1 h, 49 m
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: The narration of Harley’s origin by Harley is so much fun and entertaining. Harley is one badass girl and so weird. She will make you laugh her character is so crazy fun. Wow, this is great having her narrating.
  Montoya is one good cop and a cute one too.
Harley lets all know she and Joker split up.
Black Mask and Zcasz are shown as sick evil sadistic men.
Harley gives a wonderful performance. She has such good luck or is it she is just that good. It is great the way the characters are introduced to the story so they fit right in.
Harley in action is something else. This girl knows how to fight.
Black Canary is a good singer for nice slow easy listening to music. She can also kick-ass and looks good doing it.
Cassandra is a thief in a pickpocket. She is not as good as she should be. She does show some attitude.
The fight scenes with Harley are truly amazing. This girl is athletic and agile and uses it in her every move. A baseball bat in her hands is just Wow it makes for one deadly weapon in her skilled hands. Her high intelligence comes through too.
Harley Quinn ends up with Cassandra Cain in her hands. Both girls are wanted.
The Huntress has a tragic origin. She is a really cool character, so tough. She is a killer.
Harley and Cassandra are on the run. You will feel sorry for her. Her life is messed up yet she still does manage to enjoy it for the most part.
Montoya and Harley sparring match.
When all the girls come together it is so epic. An army of crooks led by Black Mask is after Casandra and the rest. It is a team-up of necessity. When the “you know what” hits the fan its time for Harley to have fun. You will have fun too.
When the Black Canary sings in battle she gets your attention for the second your conscience. Huntress is all action and Harley never stops. She is Harley F’ing Quinn!
Birds of Prey forever! And Harley too. Do not be put off because the characters are not exactly as shown in the comic books sit back relax and enjoy yourself. This is one fantastic movie starring one F’d up girl named Harley Quinn.

The characters here are not the same as from the comic books. It is like an Elseworlds tale having similarities and differences.

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