The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney return alongside newcomers Idris Elba, John Cena, Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi in the standalone sequel to the DC Films 2016 hit Suicide Squad, with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn writing and directing.

Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant) was originally signed on to direct but left the project in 2018, leaving the spot open for James Gunn, returning to big studio filmmaking after his firing by Walt Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn's said to be drawing inspiration from the original '80s comic book characters rather than continuing with the 2016 film's narrative.

2021Rating: MA15+, Strong fantasy violence, blood and gore, and frequent coarse language132 minsUSADC Films
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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

(The) delirious mix of comedy and cartoon violence DC Comics fans hoped for...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

More fun than last time but still with DC darkness...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Not a reboot or a sequel so much as a second chance.

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USA Today

USA Today

Embraces a superhero vibe... and adds elements of workplace comedy, gritty war movie, dysfunctional family drama and kaiju disaster flick...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Sometimes, you just need to watch a humanoid shark tear a man in half.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A good half of the jokes don't land, but unlike his predecessor's joyless slog, Gunn's version at least celebrates the nonsense...

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Total Film

Total Film

Whichever way you slice it, this Squad... is fun to hang out with.

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Independent

Independent

Gunn's distinct and self-assured vision... puts The Suicide Squad alongside the very best of modern comic-book filmmaking.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It's dazzlingly colourful and riotously crass, but also emotionally alive.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

James Gunn gets it. His take on The Suicide Squad is unashamedly silly, but crucially never stupid...

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Time Out

Time Out

Gunn gels it together with a wicked sense of humour and an evident affection for his characters...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

In many ways, the gleefully profane, anything-goes mayhem of The Suicide Squad feels like a mega-budget version of the Troma Studios productions that gave Gunn his start. And thank goodness for that.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Only the man who wrote Tromeo and Juliet could deliver something this gleefully grotesque, vicious, and unapologetic, and the DC Universe is all the better for it.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Not a single gag lands and most of them offend. This might actually be worse than the first one.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

It is not for children. It's not really for adults either. But the eternal inner adolescent that lives within us all will almost certainly have a swell time.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Not everything works here, but the sheer crazy confidence-through-chaos of the Suicide Squad and their bizarrely dysfunctional MO makes for a mighty spectacle.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

The Suicide Squad is James Gunn at his most unhinged, unrestrained and unleashed, but the result is one of the best DC movies in years.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

It’s clear that (Gunn) understands not only the superhero genre but knows enough about the DC universe to satiate life-long fans. Better yet, he knows how to have fun...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

James Gunn renders the half-grim, half-absurdist nature of the Suicide Squad with delightfully bloody abandon.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Endearingly sweet, even as it's spilling brain matter and gore by the bucket load.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

James Gunn has done the seemingly impossible: He has found the fun in the Suicide Squad.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Now we can officially forget about the first Suicide Squad movie...

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The Age

The Age

Gory, sentimental, brazenly adolescent, and never short on imagination...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Not only does it find the nastily enjoyable vibe that eluded its predecessor, but it also tells a story worth following...

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Variety

Variety

The Suicide Squad is cunningly scuzzy, disreputable fun.

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