Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn . Critics Rate And Review Under the film s hyper formatted style and impersonal action, there s a pretty good movie straining to break out which makes the waste of its .The film received praise from critics for its visual style, Yan s direction, and Robbie s performance, but criticism for Hodson s screenplay. Contents. Plot Cast .By any metric, Yan did a great job directing this movie. It s kinetic, surprising, and fun as the gang of women, individually and together, kick back their formidable foes, again and again. Robbie is hilarious, nasty and charming you root for her to find her inner human. ..