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1,553 Ratings

Suicide Squad

Directed by David Ayer
United States, 2016
Crime, Thriller


A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

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Suicide Squad Directed by David Ayer

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Winner: Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | Winner: Worst Film

Empire Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Makeup and Hair Styling

As a lifelong enthusiast of cinematic delirium, I groan at the very thought of Suicide Squad. Loud, lurid, incoherent, and ostentatiously, meaninglessly rebellious, it doesn’t lift you to the visionary bliss of a L’Age d’Or, Holy Motors, or Mad Max: Fury Road. It drops you instead into a muddle of reflex reactions.
August 26, 2016
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I enjoyed B v. S for its frenzied stylishness – it certainly seemed much bolder than most of those Marvels – and Suicide Squad kicks off in similarly rousing, OTT fashion, with propulsive editing and so many song cues it starts to feel like a collection of music videos (not necessarily a bad thing, in a comic-book movie). Alas, it peters out long before the end.
August 08, 2016
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Rather than treating the exoticism of the story’s fantasy as a springboard for imagination, Ayer dulls it down, spicing the movie with only occasional and miserly dashes of wit—yet not stinting at all on the grandiosity of the spectacle. The result is a series of gunfights that could be taken generically from almost any action film, whether realistic or fantasy-based, of the last decade.
August 08, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    WOW, even for a "blockbuster cash machine on demand" this is terrible. The writers really think people are dumb on this one. When the best thing on a movie is this or that soundtrack choice, you know that movie sucks-a-lot. It's that kind of experience you feel more and more stupid by the minute.

  • Skinnedteen's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    Cringeworthy screenplay. Harley and the Joker looked like Die Antwoord rip-offs from a High School play. I felt like I was watching a youtube fanfic montage with how Ayer tried way too hard to put all these characters together, especially the inclusion of the Enchantress.

  • Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    This is an overall fail and it's a shame because it included some of the best DC characters. Cringeworthy humor, messy plot and wasted potential. Leto's performance sucked and the portrayal of Harley took away the charm of the character. Didn't care about the soundtrack either. Plus, the violence against women jokes were rather tasteless and alarming. So disappointing. What a turd.

  • Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    Sadly, CON AIR is more badass and funnier than this squad's members. Viola Davis and Will Smith fare the best out of the cast but the "Enchantress" is a disappointingly mediocre villain (not unlike the recent X-MEN prequel.) Although slickly made, it is wildly inconsistent with the main problem being a vacuous screenplay that has a lot of things happening with little character development.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    "Look at the pretty lights," Harley Quinn coos while en route to an energy disturbance that could be the third act of any superhero movie, including "Avengers." The level of ironic distance this and other moments afford "Suicide Squad" is enough to make the movie the most interesting comic book adaptation of the year, even if the finished product feels less judiciously edited than its stylish Comic Con trailer.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Suicide Squad

    Another misfire, following a recent dud of a Batman/Superman crossover. What is the point of establishing a self-proclaimed gritty and realistic world if you're going to fill it with tacky dialogue, sleepwalker performances, mindless PG-rated violence, underwhelming villains, and confusing CGI (Enchantress was more enchanting before her makeover)? Why was there hype over this lazy effort?

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    Before you judge me for seeing this, it was a free PGA screening! Where to begin? Seeing Suicide Squad is like watching a three way between a dumpster fire, a train wreck, and the violent death of Cara Delevingne's short-lived acting career. This spectacular failure doesn't even scrape the so-bad-it's-good levels. Avoid at all costs.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Suicide Squad

    DC miss again with this empty, bombastic entry that wastes some potentially good characters with a poor script, toothless villain and obvious soundtrack. Margot Robbie is perfect as Harley Quinn and Will Smith makes an impression as well, surprisingly. Though the film does fit in with the doom/gloom universe that DC seems to want to create they seem to forget the audience its being made for. Leto fails to soar here.

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