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: M, Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language123 minsUSA
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

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.

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Vulture

Vulture

The year's most muddled piece of storytelling.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A concept in search of a story worth telling.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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