As of the afternoon of February 6, 2020, the film Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has a score of 88% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes and has received the site's "Certified Fresh" status for films that have a steady Tomatometer score of 75% or higher, with at least 80 reviews and at least five of them by critics the site considers "top critics." The site's Critics Consensus feature reads that "With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn." The following is a sampling of review of the film:
VarietyVariety full review
- "Cathy Yan keeps it all hurtling along with impeccable ferocity. Her action scenes have a deftly detonating visual spaciousness, capped by crowd-pleasing moments..."
- ―Owen Gleiberman
IndieWireIndieWire full review
- "It may not be the promised total emancipation (at least not yet), but it is fantabulous in its own way."
- ―Kate Erbland
Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly full review
- "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."
- ―Leah Greenblatt
- ↑ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Retrieved on February 6, 2020.