Compilation Of Movie Suicide Squad Reviews (9 pics)
1"It hardly matters who the 'Suicide Squad' is fighting or why. These supervillains just don't feel like they belong in the same zip code as DC's gritty urban antiheroes, let alone the same movie," The Daily Beast said.
2"Unfortunately, the result resembles a sports dream team whose combined efforts don't nearly measure up to the talents of its individual players," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
3Other critics were more harsh about the film's blatant flaws.
4Vanity Fair took the knives out: "'Suicide Squad' is bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad. Not the kind of bad that is the unfortunate result of artists honorably striving for something ambitious and falling short. 'Suicide Squad' is just bad."
5"It never feels like a true, cohesive movie. It feels a B-movie — an action-packed one, but a B-movie nonetheless — that just happens to be set in the DC Universe," Gizmodo said.
6Variety lamented that Ayer's film is "beholden to the corporate vision of ... Zack Snyder's sleek-surfaced and oppressively self-serious" DC Comics movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," which was similarly maligned by critics earlier this year.
7While The Guardian praised Margot Robbie's turn as Harley Quinn — as many critics did — the outlet nonetheless labeled the picture as "a clotted and delirious film, with flashes of preposterous, operatic silliness" that "doesn't have much room to breathe."
8Tech Insider summed up many negative reactions to the sprawling film by writing, "It's just nearly impossible to build an emotional connection to about a dozen characters in a two-hour movie."