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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Critic Rating

5.1

16 Reviews
11 Ratings
55%
in favor

Audience Rating

4.8
1 Review
5 Ratings

Movie Info

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Writer

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Language

English

Synopsis

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.Wikipedia

Suicide Squad Reviews

4

It’s dull and depressing and a reminder of everything that’s wrong with modern blockbusters.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express

2

Jared Leto's Joker tries as does Margot Robbie who brings up the rear, literally, of Suicide Squad but Will Smith-led Suicide Squad is unmanageable.

Reviewer Profile
Deccan Chronicle

6

Suicide Squad is an ensemble action movie in the vein of The Dirty Dozen and Inglourious Basterds: unpretentious, irreverent, perverse and unexpectedly moving. It has little of the sentimentalism and pretentiousness of recent superhero movies like Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War, and like Guardians of the Galaxy it points the way forward for a less conventional outing in the genre.

Raja Sen
Rediff

3

Suicide Squad is less an actual movie and more an assemblage of moments, moments mostly to do with popular music appropriated around shots of spectacle, with every single scene trying to hit a crescendo of cool and the film, thus, failing to find any peaks at all.

8

Suicide Squad has all the ingredients that are collectively essential to a superhero film. Action, witty dialogues delivered at the best of times and lots of special effects thrown in as well. But what this gang of delightfully crazy rogues offer is something subversive, a disregard for any pretense of doing something noble, and yet, they are all motivated by a simple desire to just get a chance at living a normal life again.

Bryan Durham
DNA India

6

Go for it... at least once. It has its flaws, but nothing you can't ignore. And it has Will, Margot and Viola. And it's all about loving your villains, after all.

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India Today

3

Suicide Squad is a big, bloated mess of a superhero film, with a bipolar screenplay. Known for his realistic, gritty films like End of Watch and Fury, you can see flashes of the old David Ayer in this film. Too few and far between though.

...comes across as a film made for the DC Universe fans who in all likelihood will lap up the film. However if you are not one, the film will feel like multiple action sequences that have been strung together with a reasonable story line to form one feature film.

7

After the success of Marvel superhero films, DC wants to jump on the bandwagon too and has fast-tracked its own ventures. In a bid to make up for lost ground, its banking on edgier storylines but a little more character and plot development was sorely needed in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in Suicide Squad.

This is a messy mash-up that has neither style nor real substance to make it exciting enough. For sure this is nowhere near as cool or nihilistically humorous as 'Deadpool.'

Tania Rana
BookMyShow

-

Joker is seen in a never-before-seen avatar, which shows a different side to the multi-faceted chaotic personality. The cinematic experience is not to be missed. The ‘heroes’ of the movie truly become heroes and that brief transformation is worth watching and inspiring.

Uday Bhatia
LiveMint

-

It isn’t just the celebration of casual violence, or the uneasy marriage of a gritty real-world aesthetic with comic book rules...

IANS
Sify

-

Overall, as mentioned earlier, the film would appeal only to DC Fans. For others it would be a loud and noisy affair.

What Marvel achieved by painstakingly releasing film after film to establish its superheroes, DC tries to do with hyper-stylised minute-long intros for the dozen characters that populate—no, crowd—Suicide Squad.

-

Suicide Squad doesn’t trust its instincts for mischief and derangement enough. The contours of a truly mean and subversive comic book adaptation flash through in some portions of Suicide Squad, especially when Waller and Harley Quinn are around, but they are defeated by the curse of the ultimate Enchantress – the please-all Hollywood blockbuster.

6

So sadly it's not the masterpiece we expected, but it's also not an utter disappointment. It manages to be ridiculously fun in some of its loud and crazy extravagance.Overall, I'll still watch DC movies, but I do feel like they are missing something that the Marvel counterpart has got right. Maybe it's heart, maybe Marvel just have more practice but I hope DC can redeem themselves soon.

Audience Reviews for Suicide Squad

  • Pranay Jalvi
    Pranay Jalvi
    33 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    Good enough but not great

    The most awaited movie of the year arrived with great expectations among the audience and speaking truly, I was just enough satisfied to watch Suicide Squad. The cast do their best to flesh out the characters, and Ayer seems to enjoy finding songs for the film's soundtrack, but the action scenes were not so remarkable. The biggest problem with the movie is that, despite all the villains, the main antagonist — wisely hidden in the advertising — was not so appealing and ridiculous. Fans will probably appreciate "Suicide Squad" for trying something different — and it gets bonus points for diversity — but the weaker characters and generally weak plot keep it from being one of the better comic book movies. I would go with 3/5 as it was not excellent but good enough to watch with new idea of villains fighting villains.

    November 20, 16