Birds Of Prey Reviews Are In And DC Starts The Decade With A Bang

The critics embargo for Birds of prey has lifted and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

It looks like Warner Bros once again have found their strive when handling the DCEU as reviews for Birds of prey suggest an absolute delight.

If you were worried about the embargo being close to the release day, well you have nothing to be afraid of because critics are in awe for the new DC entry.

Check out the some the reviews below:

With a wicked sense of humor and exhilarating action, Birds of Prey is fierce, fun and a total blast – and an empowering girl power superhero romp.

Molly Freeman, Screen Rant: 4/5

A bold, entertaining riot that captures the manic energy of its lead character and ushers in a gang you’ll want to join.

Matt Maytum, Total Film 4/5

It’s a girl-powered, earnestly feminist superhero movie with big, implausible action sequences and outsized personalities, and while it never quite reaches that potential, it does begin to map out a fresh path to the world-worn arena of superhero narratives. It may not be the promised total emancipation (at least not yet), but it is fantabulous in its own way.

Kate Erbland, IndieWire B-

If Suicide Squad felt like Warner Bros.’ deliberate attempt to replicate the quirky fun of Guardians of the Galaxy, Birds of Prey is its stab — and there is a lot of stabbing in it — at making DC’s Deadpool.

Matt Singer, Screen Crush

This film is a blitz of bad taste, a cornucopia of crass, and it is weirdly diverting – more than you might expect, given the frosty way Suicide Squad was received critically – and engagingly crazy. Watching it feels cheerfully excessive and unwholesome, like smoking a cigarette and eating a chocolate bar at the same time.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian: 3/5

As a comic book movie writ large, as an adaptation of an imaginative, gonzo, frenzied, devilish graphic novel not meant for kids, Birds Of Prey is arguably perfect as a blast of that kind of feverish dynamism. However, as a movie, Birds Of Prey can’t really break free from the cage of quirky insanity it is so content to nest in.

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Directing her first studio feature, Cathy Yan keeps it all hurtling along with impeccable ferocity. Her action scenes have a deftly detonating visual spaciousness, capped by crowd-pleasing moments.


Does the movie’s pop-feminist message need to be as consistently, cartoonishly violent as it is? Almost definitely not. But in a world gone mad, the catharsis of Prey’s twisted sisterhood doesn’t just read as pandemonium for its own sake; it’s actually pretty damn sweet.

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The movie currently sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 7.16. While the score may likely change, it appears critics are living the new movie.

Birds of prey hits theater February 7. The movie is directed by Cathy Tan and sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.