New Suicide Squad Movie Got Mixed Reviews From Top Critics
New Suicide Squad movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new super hero/action flick, “Suicide Squad,” into theaters today, August 5th, 2016, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics.
It turns out that it got some overall mixed responses from them with an overall 41 score out of a possible 100 score across 51 critic reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. We’ve included comments from a few of the critics, below.
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a great 88 score, saying: “Compared to its ilk, Suicide Squad is an excellently quirky, proudly raised middle finger to the staid superhero-movie establishment.”
Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade. He stated: “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.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “Suicide Squad prides itself on being “dark,” but it’s really just jokey, cynical, and violent, not to mention visually ugly as sin. It’s as subversive as milk. But the cast and the pacing keep it moving.”
A.O. Scott from the New York Times, gave it a 60 score, stating: “Suicide Squad is a so-so, off-peak superhero movie. It chases after the nihilistic swagger of “Deadpool” and the anarchic whimsy of “Guardians of the Galaxy” but trips over its own feet.”
Edward Douglas from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, saying: “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.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “Suicide Squad is a concept in search of a story worth telling. Both energized and betrayed by its “Worst.Heroes.Ever” theme and writer-director David Ayer’s trademark visceral filmmaking, it ends up in a kind of limbo, not as strong as partisans will insist or as worthless as its weakest elements would have you believe.”
Alonso Ruralde from TheWrap, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Writer-director David Ayer tries hard to make this dirty not-quite-dozen into an engaging band of misfits, but the results feel undercooked and overstuffed, with 10 pounds of supervillain backstory being crammed into a five-pound bag.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 grade, claiming: “Suicide Squad does have its moments of beautiful comic-book visuals…. Those are just tantalizing hints of a better movie that never materialized.”
Amy Nicholson over at MTV News, gave it a 42 score. She said: “Instead of focusing on the squad in the title — the chemistry the audience wants to see — Ayer doubles down on the usual DC tics: dark fights, a humdrum dependence on guns and fists, a cynical everyone-sucks grasp of politics, and sudden rain showers that people ignore.
It’s moody and mindless, an angry toddler screaming over his parents’ classic rock mix of The Rolling Stones, The Animals, and a 14-year-old song from Eminem.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “On paper, this could have been the antidote to an increasingly codified strain of comic-book movies, but in the end, it’s just another high-attitude version of the same.”
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score. He said: “A puzzlingly confused undertaking that never becomes as cool as it thinks it is, Suicide Squad assembles an all-star team of supervillains and then doesn’t know what to do with them.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 38 grade, claiming: “If it has a genius for anything, it’s disorganization: What promised to be a Super Bowl of villainy turned out more like toddler playtime.”
Susan Wloszczyna from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 score, stating: “With a few, rare exceptions, the attempts at humor in “Suicide Squad” land with a thud—that is, if you can hear such a sound over the deafening din of gunfire and the bombastic score.”
Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 38 score, saying: “But folks, this is a lousy script, blobby like the endlessly beheaded minions of the squad’s chief adversary. 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 O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 37 grade. He stated: “Sadly, Suicide Squad feels like a watered-down version of what could have been a stiff drink.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a lousy 25 score, stating: “Suicide Squad wussies out when it should have been down with the Dirty Dozen of DC Comics. Audiences complained that Batman v Superman was too dark and depressing. So director-writer David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury) counters with light and candy-assed. I call bullshit.”
Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a low as you can go “0” score, claiming: “In a word, Suicide Squad is trash. In two words, it’s ugly trash.”
Finally, Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a “0” score as well, saying: “It’s the kind of torment you can wish on your worst enemy without feeling too guilty, not something to inflict permanent damage, just two hours of soul-sickening confusion and sensory torment.” Stay tunedDid You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email