Joe George’s review published on Letterboxd:
Few titles set expectations for the movie that follows better than the full title of the new DCEU movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). It's an excessive title, one that puts the ridiculous made-up word "Fantabulous" next to the incredibly important word "Emancipation." It's a title that gestures at a team called the Birds of Prey while still insisting that this is mostly about Harley Quinn.
Harley's come a long way from her first appearances in 1992's Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, up to and including her portrayal by Margot Robbie in the 2016 trainwreck of a film Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has existed to be abused by the Joker and to be ogled by audiences.
Birds of Prey undoes that history in the most outrageous and violent way possible.