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Suicide Squad (2016)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning AD

David Ayer

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About the Movie

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

25%
  • Reviews Counted: 315
  • Fresh: 80
  • Rotten: 235
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: To say that the movie loses the plot would not be strictly accurate, for that would imply that there was a plot to lose. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Aug 8, 2016

Rotten: Suicide Squad amounts to an all-out attack on the whole idea of entertainment. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Aug 4, 2016

Rotten: Whenever Robbie isn't dancing around, the movie feels as heavy and relentless as a Mack truck. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Aug 4, 2016

Rotten: Sometimes it's good to be bad. In Suicide Squad's case, bad is just plain bad. It gives villainy a bad name. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Aug 4, 2016

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Customer Reviews

I'm done with critics...

I just got back from seeing Suicide Squad and I loved it. Is it perfect? No, but what is? I know that I was entertained the whole time and didn't look at my watch once. All of the actors brought their A-game, especially Margo Robbie and Will Smith. My only complaint was that then end was a little weak. If you like DC characters and want to see something done differently than everything we've seen before with their stories, don't base your decision to see it on the reviews.

hot mess

I didn't hate it. The last half of the movie was almost good, despite awkward dialogue, banter that just didn't work, and terrible one-liners. I wish that it hadn't been a "comedy", because it wasn't funny, and the parts that highlighted the darkness of the characters and their universe showed great potential. The performances by Viola Davis and Margot Robbie were great, and I think they nailed their characters, atrocious script put aside. Of the three times this movie made me laugh, two of them were Harley.

But, come on. I wouldn't watch this again. I get that it's supposed to be an introduction for these characters, but aside from Deadshot and Harley Quinn, no one got a fair amount of characterization. I definitely don't think that it was any of the actors' fault that this ended up being such a flop of what should have been a thrilling action movie. It's the weak plot, villain with an even weaker motivation, and typical "the world will end if we don't band together" trope. Cliches left and right.

If you liked it, or don't need a movie to have a cohesive plot, that's wonderful and I'm glad for you. But this just didn't do the characters or the universe any justice. It wasn't memorable. It was only half-entertaining while watching it in IMAX in a crowded theatre.

If DC really wants to create a movie that's "for the fans, not the critics", then they need to stop trying to make their movies similar to whatever another studio was successful with, all while trying to balance it with what they were originally trying to achieve.

Most disappointing movie ever!

I sooo wanted to like this movie but what a mess. I loved Deadshot & I liked Harley. But the editing of this movie is awful. The end was worse than fantastic four. Cara delawhatever should win a razzie. The cgi of her and the two creatures at the end was terrible. Joker was OK but unnecessary. His and Harley's origin should have been left out or explained better. She's just in love with a psychopath....y? I was excited when I heard we were going to see Batman from the villains point of view. This could have been amazing in so many ways but it wasn't at all. The Deadshot and Harley scenes really didn't work. Batman shows up in an ally to attack Deadshot which puts a child in danger instead of following him until the girl is gone then attack. Doesn't make sense. The creepy Harley make out scene was just weird.

Suicide Squad (2016)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2016

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