Early audience reviews for Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey film are arriving.
On Letterboxd a number of individuals have indicated they have seen the film and are already providing feedback.
Letterboxed notes 125 people have rated the film. However, only 76 ratings actually are shown.
Of the 76 ratings shown, 31 people gave the film the maximum score of 5 stars. That’s about 41% of those who have rated the film gave it the maximum score.
One person gave the film 4.5 stars.
6 people gave the film 4 stars.
7 people gave the movie 3.5 stars.
4 people gave the film 3 stars.
1 person gave the movie 2.5 stars.
10 people gave Birds of Prey 2 stars.
3 people gave the film 1.5 stars.
4 people gave it 1 star.
And 6 people gave it a .5 star.
The average rating is 3.3.
Here’s what some of the reviewers are saying:
Paula Aguilar Barradas gave the film 3.5 stars. She writes:
The film doesn’t make much sense. But all my life I’ve seen films about guys fighting without any reason. And now, watching girls kicking some asses for any reason, fills you with power.
Does this is what empowerment feels like?
Is this what boys feel when watching those nonsense films?
GIVE ME MORE!”
However, what’s interesting is that she does not show up on the actual ratings page for Birds of Prey. It’s unclear why.
Another viewer, Eduardo gave the film 3.5 stars as well.
“Blonde Chris Messina could f*** me up.
It’s an ok film, hurts me to say that I was expecting more, a lot more. Margot is perfect and it seems like she has a lot of fun playing Harley, but the rest of the cast feels waster. The action scenes are cool (especially the precinct and the fun house), but the climax doesn’t feel like a climax, since there wasn’t a lot of development to get there. It just feels like a missed opportunity.”
Reddit user Peter__P posted his review to the Box Office subreddit. He wrote:
“I won’t spoil anything out of respect for the studio however after finally seeing the film, I can see why the trailers have been “meh”. This movie got a R rating and this is a very hard R. I mean, this might be the goriest mainstream comic book movie I’ve ever seen: you see a face be sliced open, broken bones, bleeding ears with bursting eardrums. There’s a lot of cursing, as well.
The gay aspect involving Black Mask is very subtle, it’s not explicit but it’s pretty obvious.
Harley Quinn gets the most screen time but most of the other characters get their fair share. The only character I thought was a bit underused was the Huntress.
Box-Office potential: I think the gore will hurt its chances in getting kids to go see it. This is a movie that is really not met for children. It’s pretty brutal. I think teens will love this, though. I think this will make John Wick numbers. Probably a bit more given Harley Quinn’s brand. 200 million+ domestically.
I expect WOM to be very good. Quality wise, it’s way better than Suicide Squad. The choppy editing is nowhere to be seen. The jokes are funnier. Margot Robbie is better though I still think she’s too self-aware. I thought Ewan MacGregor stole the show. The actress who played Cassandra Cain was also surprisingly good. I thought she was going to be the weak link. Everyone else was solid.”
Birds of Prey is expected to have an opening weekend box office take of $49 million with Box Office Pro predicting it could be anywhere between $40 and $60 million. They also predict the film will have a final domestic haul of $125 million with a range between $100 million and $150 million.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020.
What do you make of these initial reactions and ratings to Birds of Prey?