Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Suicide Squad’
Planning to see the Joker (Jared Leto) and the rest of this crazed crew wreak havoc on Gotham City this weekend? Take a look at the reviews first!
It’s here! The supervillain showcase Suicide Squad is blasting into theaters offering a closer look at the DC universe’s bad guys. Margot Robbie appears as the first-ever live-action Harley Quinn, Will Smith takes on the sharpshooter Deadshot and Leto is the latest to take on Batman’s makeup-smeared arch rival! But is it worth waiting in line to see?
Here’s what critics have been saying…
“There isn’t a moment of spontaneous fun or humor in this long, turgid movie, the latest letdown for DC Comics fans who’ve been waiting for someone to pick up the baton Christopher Nolan left behind.”
-Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“Who stole the soul of Suicide Squad? I’d say it’s [David] Ayer’s willingness to go all limp-dick and compromise his hardcore action bona fides for a PG-13 crowdpleaser that would rather ingratiate than cut deep, or even cut at all.”
-Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“Harley Quinn is an embodiment of all the conflicting things this frankly disastrous new movie, choppily written and directed David Ayer, is attempting to do.”
-Alison Willmore [BuzzFeed News]
“For DC, which blew it with Batman v Superman last spring, Suicide Squad is a small step forward. But it could have been a giant leap.”
-Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]
“It’s not satisfying storytelling; the flashbacks roll in and out, explaining either too much or too little, and the action may be violent but it’s not interesting.”
-Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“A gleefully nihilistic, abysmally messy romp that delights in upending the genre’s conventions and tries desperately to, like, totally blow your mind with its outre freak show.”
-Jake Coyle [Associated Press]