The reviews are in for "Suicide Squad," an American superhero film based on the DC Comics super villain team of the same name.
An American superhero film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name, the much-hyped film stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker.
The reviews are in for the superhero film. Is it worth the hype, your time and money? Here's what critics are saying about movie.
"In aiming for - but falling short of appealing to - the teenage demographic, the film is a double cop-out, disappointing both fans of the source material's grown-up gloom-and-doom aesthetic and discerning adolescents." - Washington Post.
"Suicide Squad" is a concept in search of a story worth telling." - Los Angeles Time.
"Even credible efforts by Smith and especially Margot Robbie -- vamping it up as the apple of the Joker's eye, the sadistic Harley Quinn -- don't breathe life into the film frequently enough to give it much of a pulse." - CNN
"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." - New York Times.
"David Ayer's flash-and-dash directing style makes it a challenge to follow the story, not to mention a chore to process the onslaught of violence." - US Weekly.
"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." - Variety.
"Who stole the soul of Suicide Squad? I'd say it's 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." - Rolling Stone.
"So much happens in David Ayer's DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad that by the end, it's as if you've seen nothing." - Time Magazine.
"Compared to its ilk, Suicide Squad is an excellently quirky, proudly raised middle finger to the staid superhero-movie establishment." - USA Today.
"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." - The Hollywood Reporter.
"Can barely get all of these characters onto a billboard, much less a movie." - The Wrap.
"Just when you think the summer movie season can't get any worse, along come the 'Worst. Heroes. Ever." - IndieWire.
It also stars Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Common as Black Manta and Alex Meraz.
Despite the lukewarm responses "Batman vs Superman" DC Comics cinematic universe hopes to set things right with "Suicide Squad."
Directed by David Ayer, "Suicide Squad" premiered on August 5, 2016.