Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 123 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Directors: David Ayer
Writers: David Ayer
Casts: Will Smith, Jaime FitzSimons, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Christopher Dyson, Bambadjan Bamba, Viola Davis, Ted Whittall, David Harbour, Robin Atkin Downes, Robert B. Kennedy, Billy Otis, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Jared Leto, James McGowan
IMDB: Suicide Squad (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.7
Suicide Squad is not the darkest mainstream superhero comic book movie ever made, nor is it even the darkest live-action film featuring Batman ever made. However, it is gleefully nihilistic, and it takes a different approach to what has become a fairly familiar story form at this point, right at the moment when it feels like superhero movies either have to evolve or die.
Like Avengers Assemble forced through a Deadpool mangle, Suicide Squad gives new life to DC's big-screen universe. So bad-to-the-bone it's good.
Entertainment Weekly -
Writer-director David Ayer (End of Watch) skillfully sets up the film, introducing each of the crazies with caffeinated comic-book energy. But their mission...is a bit of a bust. The stakes should feel higher.
New York Daily News -
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.
Suicide Squad (2016)
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?