The early critics have weighed-in after the Birds of Prey premiere in London overnight and, the overall consensus? It’s better than Suicide Squad.
More than that, reactions have been overwhelmingly positive – that the DC girl-gang mayhem flick is super fun with some great action.
What we know about the film’s basic storyline is this:
Evil crime lord Roman Sionis targets a young girl named Cass and the city of Gotham is turned upside-down looking for her. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn’s path collides with Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya and the unlikely group have no choice but to team-up to take Roman down and save Cass. Mayhem ensues.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
#BirdsofPrey is a blast. Stylish, kooky, and gut-bustingly funny, it sings when it lets it’s cast just go ham, especially the gonzo Margot Robbie. Lulls a bit in the middle and is a little on the slight side, but a completely fun watch
— Hoai-Tran Bui (@htranbui) January 29, 2020
#BirdsOfPrey has terrific action, humor & some of the more memorable characters we’ve seen in a DC movie, but the biggest highlight is Margot Robbie. She is fantabulous as Harley, while also proving that sometimes our most valued relationships are the ones we have w/ good food pic.twitter.com/EDQ3sr5JtL
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is a totally campy and brutal carnival ride; a colorful, chaotic and cheeky blast. FYC: Ewan MacGregor, Best Supporting Actor.
— Katie Walsh (@katiewalshstx) January 29, 2020
So, #BirdsOfPrey is absolutely bananas and *so* much fun!
Some pacing problems aside, it’s a neon-blood-soaked, funny, violent, anti-hero caper best enjoyed with your best friends and a margarita in hand 🍹👯
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is like if John Wick were run through a crazy funhouse filter and stuffed full of glitter and f-bombs. It’s everything you could ever want from #HarleyQuinn and her badass girl gang. Into this movie completely. 🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/Y2DZgPYN2Y
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 29, 2020
— Chris Sylvia (@sylvioso) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is an absolute blast & undeniably fun live wire jolt of adrenaline. Delightfully devilish & deliriously wicked,this irreverent, rule-breaking riot delivers a contact high. Cathy Yan is a genius. Robbie, Smollett, Winstead, Perez & Basco are perfection. @birdsofpreywb pic.twitter.com/D72F2D1apY
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) January 29, 2020
#BirdsofPrey is a ridiculous and rad superhero film. The fight scenes are phenomenal and the villains are delicious. It shouldn’t have taken this long to get the Birds of Prey on film but it was a lot of fun.
— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) January 29, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor, opens on February 7, 2020.