Suicide Squad Reviews

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February 11, 2021
DC Comics' latest addition to their burgeoning cinematic universe fails in several rather spectacular ways.
August 10, 2017
For all its cast and crew's inglorious chest-thumping, Suicide Squad is a failed, forced exercise in - of all things! you had one job! - ensemble chemistry.
August 3, 2017
Based on the screening I attended, I can attest that audiences seemed to genuinely enjoy the jokes and get swept up in the action sequences.
June 13, 2017
It's far from perfect. But the characters are lovable, the world they live in is intriguingly weird, and all in all Suicide Squad offers a playful alternative to DC's more straightforward superhero films.
January 23, 2017
Since I'm no avid superhero fan, I hate to choose sides. However, it is clear that what Marvel does consistently is the very thing that DC Comics continues to struggle with.
November 8, 2016
This is a wasted opportunity on so many levels.
August 9, 2016
Add Suicide Squad to the growing list of summer 2016 disappointments.
August 8, 2016
To say that the movie loses the plot would not be strictly accurate, for that would imply that there was a plot to lose.
August 7, 2016
Taken from a popular DC comic series... helmed by a star quality director... peppered with a highly skilled, all-star cast ... What could go wrong? Nearly everything.
August 7, 2016
Leto's doing his very best Heath Ledger (when he's doing anything at all), but his work has none of Ledger's dysfunction, dread, or menace; he's about as scary as a fifth-grader making faces at himself in a Hot Topic changing room mirror.
August 7, 2016
What could be more fun than watching bad people do bad things in the service of good? Unfortunately, even a film full of villains needs a credible antagonist, and this is one of the many problems with Suicide Squad.
August 6, 2016
If I have not yet convinced you of the movie's astonishingly slipshod quality, I'm unlikely ever to do so.
August 5, 2016
Where Suicide Squad's Big Bad should be there is only a Big Narrative Hole.
August 5, 2016
Overall, though, the final two-thirds of the film are less funny than should be the case. The villains versus villains confrontation is not well explained and the fight scenes are unspectacular.
August 5, 2016
Writer-director David Ayer doesn't have the right graphic technique for a comic-book-style jamboree -- he's strictly a noirish-pulp guy -- and the characters, all of whom are promisingly introduced, fizzle fast.
August 5, 2016
The B-list superheroes have been unleashed upon the world, with their very own cult B-movie, and it's quite a lot of fun.
August 5, 2016
One of the more refreshingly uncomplicated summer blockbusters in recent memory.
August 5, 2016
Regrettably, the film's place-setting opening lays the scene for a different, more exciting film that never really unfolds.
August 5, 2016
There are some astonishing visuals and enjoyable performances from Will Smith and Margot Robbie in particular, but overall Suicide Squad is a sloppy mess.
August 4, 2016
Sometimes it's good to be bad. In Suicide Squad's case, bad is just plain bad. It gives villainy a bad name.
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