The Suicide Squad

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn's singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material's violent, anarchic strengths.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    An invigorating blast of bloody, disreputable comic-book cinema, "The Suicide Squad" turns its titular criminals into a collection of lovable anti-heroes set loose in a dazzling, surprisingly emotional adventure.
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    Glen WeldonNPR
    The thing that makes The Suicide Squad so singularly distasteful is closely related to its factory-installed cynicism: the unconscionable glibness that grows out of it.
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    Damian LevyDamianMichaelMovies.com
    'The Suicide Squad' represents the very best that DC films can be, taking the kind of risks that you wouldn't see in a Marvel property.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    If there was even an iota of human emotion evident the movie would be unbearable as well as increasingly vile. But there isn't, so instead it's just kind of exhausting...
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasABC Radio (Australia)
    If the ham-fisted glut of multi-million dollar special effects don't dazzle you, then the calibre of The Suicide Squad's genuinely impressive ensemble cast by all rights should.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    The movie is too much, too long, but not lacking in its glories. To find them, follow Harley. She's leading the way.
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    Paul SalfenAMFM Magazine
    While this one looks like it could be a kids superhero movie to an extent, don't be fooled: it's rough. It's a niche superhero movie and one for those with adventurous and not so easily offended taste.
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    Witney SeiboldCritically Acclaimed Podcast
    Heads and shoulders above its predecessor, but - like Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - its quirkiness and shock elements all feel safe and corporate-approved.
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    Chris SawinGeeksHaveGame
    The Suicide Squad is an uproarious extravaganza filled with grotesque nom-noms, full-on naked dick shots, and John Cena in tighty-whities and it's is the most fun you'll have with an R-rated comic book film in a theater since Deadpool.
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    Don ShanahanCinephile Hissy Fit Podcast
    The merits of bonkers violence and James Gunn's style are easy to find.
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