Robbie's fine in this role, but her character feels very “as seen through the male gaze.” And sure, we all know Margot Robbie is stunning, but emphasizing only that is *so* 2013. She does way more interesting work later on.
She's great as the news reporter who will stop at nothing to get the story. Robbie is solid. But if this was the first movie we ever saw of hers, we wouldn’t walk away thinking she was anything special.
Let’s talk about Margot Robbie’s breakthrough role. Wife of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), Robbie’s character Naomi Lapaglia is funny, tough, and has a killer Brooklyn accent.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: high-energy roles are where Robbie truly shines. And as Harley Quinn, she puts her impressive physique on display.
This might be a controversial take, considering that Robbie famously has few lines of dialogue as Sharon Tate. Yet she truly proves her chops as an actress because she doesn’t need them to put forth a pitch-perfect performance.