Margot Robbie is currently starring in David O. Russell’s murder-mystery Amsterdam, which boasts a huge cast of veteran actors that comprise some of Hollywood’s biggest talents. She stars opposite Christian Bale and John David Washington, among several others.
O. Russell’s Amsterdam has been met with fairly mixed reviews so far, but most are praising the actors for their several entertaining performances. It’s a movie that’s not too afraid to poke fun at itself, which works effectively with this particular kind of comedy.
10/10 Bombshell (2019) – 3.11
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One of the many critically-acclaimed movies to gather awards attention in 2019, Jay Roach’s Bombshell follows the story of three powerful women who brought down Roger Ailes, the founder and CEO of one of the largest media companies ever by exposing years of sexual harassment.
Bombshell is an extremely topical film and one that tragically reflects the world as it is today. It’s a revelatory story about power, conflict, and exploitation that Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and Charlize Theron display with their great performances.
9/10 Birds Of Prey (2020) – 3.21
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There’s no doubt that Harley Quinn is one of Margot Robbie’s best roles to date, and her turn in Birds of Prey is the most unhinged and entertaining she’s been yet. It’s a complete showcase of her acting talent, brought to life with a colorfulness and boldness that fully recreates the tone of the source material.
Obviously, Robbie steals the show as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. She displays the same careless intensity and playful flirtation that made her so much fun to watch in films like Suicide Squad – but with much more style and narrative coherence.
8/10 Suite Française (2014) – 3.30
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Suite Française was a completely different kind of movie for Margot Robbie, telling the dramatic story of a forbidden romance plagued by the deadly backdrop of wartime France. Robbie’s performance may only be a supporting one, but her rawness and vulnerability make her role unforgettable.
For fans of dramatic romances, Suite Française has pretty much everything you could imagine. It’s melodramatic in all the important moments, bringing characters to life in a meaningful and emotional way in order to progress the story and keep the audience invested.
7/10 Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) – 3.35
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There have been countless stories told about A.A. Milne and his storytelling talents, but Goodbye Christopher Robin attempts to explore the quieter, more intimate areas of his life. Starring Domhnall Gleeson as the infamous author, the film chronicles Milne’s life and his relationship with his young son.
Anybody with any interest in Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” stories will undoubtedly find something to love in this film, as it offers a whole new insight into the mind behind the fiction. It’s for this reason that so many people consider Goodbye Christopher Robin to be the best Winnie the Pooh movie of them all.
6/10 The Suicide Squad (2021) – 3.63
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Despite the critical and commercial failure of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 2016, James Gunn’s revival five years later ended up being one of the most dynamic and exciting superhero movies ever made. It’s filled with bright colors and stylish storytelling, brought alive by a unique ensemble of character actors.
Many even consider The Suicide Squad to be the best entry into the DCEU so far, outshining most of the other movies that take themselves too seriously and fail to accurately build a standalone story. This is where The Suicide Squad shines, and Robbie’s signature performance as Harley Quinn is strongly responsible.
5/10 The Big Short (2015) – 3.77
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2015’s The Big Short is just as much of a comedy as it is a tragedy – which is a huge testament to Adam McKay’s unique writing talent. The film is filled with eccentric characters and unbelievable situations, but McKay manages to somehow keep the story grounded in the tragic reality of financial ruin.
Margot Robbie actually appears as herself in The Big Short, joining briefly in one of the film’s many fourth wall breaks in order to explain the logistics of stocks and investing. Her inclusion allows the film to poke fun at its own complexity, which makes it infinitely more accessible.
4/10 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) – 3.78
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Director Quentin Tarantino’s movies are all filled with memorable one-liners and intelligent comedy, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is no different. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have hilarious chemistry on-screen, and Robbie brings a much-needed serving of humanity and charm to the story.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood might not be as dark and violent as the rest of Tarantino’s movies (with the exception of that shocking final scene), but it’s filled with the same gritty realism and charismatic performances that has given the director so much success over the years. Robbie’s turn as the legendary Sharon Tate is a highlight.
3/10 I, Tonya (2017) – 3.87
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As far as sports biopics go, I Tonya is undoubtedly one of the most technically proficient and emotionally compelling ever made. There isn’t a single second in the film that’s wasted, retelling Tonya Harding’s story with an extremely unique perspective.
Robbie stars opposite Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney in the film, both of whom provide excellent performances that could easily be argued to be their best. They navigate Harding’s life in a way that’s both unwaveringly sympathetic and inexplicably entertaining.
2/10 About Time (2013) – 3.95
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Many feel About Time is one of the best rom-coms in recent memory, not just because of its entirely compelling fairytale romance, but also because of just how creative and inventive it is. A time-travel romance might not seem easy on paper, but Richard Curtis knows exactly how to make it work.
Margot Robbie is one of the film’s standout supporting characters, offering her signature charm and intelligence to mesh perfectly with Curtis’ script. About Time practically reinvented the rom-com genre, and there are plenty of movies today that continue to draw inspiration from it.
1/10 The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) – 4.01
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Although it’s best remembered for Leonardo DiCaprio’s unforgettable lead performance, The Wolf Of Wall Street also marked a huge turning point for Margot Robbie’s career. It’s impossible to believe that this was one of Robbie’s first major roles in film, as she effortlessly holds her own against both DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.
There’s a reason that The Wolf of Wall Street is still beloved by so many movie fans all over the world, and Robbie plays a huge part in that. She completely understands Scorsese’s specific style and tone, turning in her breakout performance and impressive moviegoers everywhere.