Last night the review embargo lifted for Warner Bros. The Suicide Squad. With the press now able to release their full reactions we have a much better idea about how the film has been received amongst critics.
With 62 reviews currently available on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes the film currently holds an impressive score of 98% fresh. The critics consensus reads:
Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn’s singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material’s violent, anarchic strengths.
Here’s what some of the critics had to say about James Gunn’s movie:
Gunn gels it together with a wicked sense of humour and an evident affection for his characters who, though not so endearing as his Guardians of the Galaxy, are a hoot to hang around with. 4/5
When Gunn took on Guardians Of The Galaxy, he turned nonsense into gold for Marvel. By giving The Suicide Squad the same sense of mischief and an equally surreal streak, he’s done the same for DC. 4/5
If the movies are killing themselves with superhero overload, at least “The Suicide Squad” suggests the medium will go down laughing. B+
The Hollywood Reporter
Not only does it find the nastily enjoyable vibe that eluded its predecessor, but it also tells a story worth following…
You can read our review of the film right here in which Neil calls it “nothing short of a DC Comics masterpiece.”
The Suicide Squad is written and directed by James Gunn. The film stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchoir, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Idris Elba and Michael Rooker.
The film hits UK cinemas on July 30, 2021 with its US release following on August 6.