Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

The third entry into the DC Comics shared universe films, following Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman. A secret agency recruits imprisoned villains - including Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) - to execute black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Academy Award-winner Jared Leto plays The Joker while two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, the ruthless government agent who assembles the squad.

Best Makeup & Hair, Academy Awards 2017
2016Rating: R13, Violence, horror and cruelty123 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

What’s made it to the screen as Suicide Squad could not have happened without Marvel. This DC property has prior super-pics all over it as it strives to achieve similar results. At its core, there’s a Dirty Dozen cannon-fodder mission movie, and a focus on villains that hasn’t been explored elsewhere. Sadly the whiff of Marvel-wannabe desperation means one can just about see the notes in the margins - needs more Guardians of the Galaxy music cues here; funny, tonally inconsistent Deadpool graphics in this bit; Avengers banter, more Avengers banter.

2.0

Bad.

Loose & shambled characters with a thin plot; providing a predictable end-result.

2.0

Didn't Live Up To The Hype

Yeah expected more and it didn't produce, the ending was a bit bizarre only wanted to see it because of Will Smith and he couldn't carry it off unfortunately did like Jared Leto as the joker though

1.0

Suicide Squad - An Over Hated DCEU Film

I think that this movie wasn't as bad as people (and by people I mean critics) said it was. Yeah, it had it's flaws but every movie does. The only problems I had w/ the movie were the random song starting & the brief appearances of the Joker

3.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

The year's most muddled piece of storytelling.

Variety

Variety

press

On paper, this could have been the antidote to an increasingly codified strain of comic-book movies, but in the end, it's just another high-attitude version of the same.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Starts off flavourful, turns rather bland. This Injustice League jaunt proves that DC is still a long way behind Marvel for on-screen action.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A twisted B-side to some of the slicker comic book movies.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A so-so, off-peak superhero movie. It chases after the nihilistic swagger of "Deadpool" and the anarchic whimsy of "Guardians of the Galaxy" but trips over its own feet.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a clotted and delirious film, with flashes of preposterous, operatic silliness.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A concept in search of a story worth telling.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A puzzlingly confused undertaking that never becomes as cool as it thinks it is, Suicide Squad assembles an all-star team of supervillains and then doesn't know what to do with them.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Feels like its been micro-managed to within an inch of its life.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Like Avengers Assemble forced through a Deadpool mangle, Suicide Squad gives new life to DC's big-screen universe. So bad-to-the-bone it's good.

4.0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

What’s made it to the screen as Suicide Squad could not have happened without Marvel. This DC property has prior super-pics all over it as it strives to achieve similar results. At its core, there’s a Dirty Dozen cannon-fodder mission movie, and a focus on villains that hasn’t been explored elsewhere. Sadly the whiff of Marvel-wannabe desperation means one can just about see the notes in the margins - needs more Guardians of the Galaxy music cues here; funny, tonally inconsistent Deadpool graphics in this bit; Avengers banter, more Avengers banter.

2.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

The year's most muddled piece of storytelling.

Variety

Variety

press

On paper, this could have been the antidote to an increasingly codified strain of comic-book movies, but in the end, it's just another high-attitude version of the same.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Starts off flavourful, turns rather bland. This Injustice League jaunt proves that DC is still a long way behind Marvel for on-screen action.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A twisted B-side to some of the slicker comic book movies.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A so-so, off-peak superhero movie. It chases after the nihilistic swagger of "Deadpool" and the anarchic whimsy of "Guardians of the Galaxy" but trips over its own feet.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a clotted and delirious film, with flashes of preposterous, operatic silliness.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A concept in search of a story worth telling.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A puzzlingly confused undertaking that never becomes as cool as it thinks it is, Suicide Squad assembles an all-star team of supervillains and then doesn't know what to do with them.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Feels like its been micro-managed to within an inch of its life.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Like Avengers Assemble forced through a Deadpool mangle, Suicide Squad gives new life to DC's big-screen universe. So bad-to-the-bone it's good.

4.0

Bad.

Loose & shambled characters with a thin plot; providing a predictable end-result.

2.0

Didn't Live Up To The Hype

Yeah expected more and it didn't produce, the ending was a bit bizarre only wanted to see it because of Will Smith and he couldn't carry it off unfortunately did like Jared Leto as the joker though

1.0

Suicide Squad - An Over Hated DCEU Film

I think that this movie wasn't as bad as people (and by people I mean critics) said it was. Yeah, it had it's flaws but every movie does. The only problems I had w/ the movie were the random song starting & the brief appearances of the Joker

3.0