THE SUICIDE SQUAD Review Roundup: Find Out What The Critics Are Saying About James Gunn's DCEU Debut
The review embargo has now lifted, and critics have weighed in with their thoughts on James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. You've read our take on the movie, but find out what the consensus is here.
The review embargo for The Suicide Squad lifted earlier today, and critics who were lucky enough to catch an early screening have been sharing their thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn's first foray into the murky waters of the DCEU.
We loved the movie (you can check out our review here), and it looks like most other outlets felt the same way, as the DC Comics adventure has received an overwhelmingly positive response. Currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it's actually only received one negative reaction so far, and that's since been changed to "fresh."
Most seem to be in agreement that Gunn knocked this one out of the park, and his Task Force X adventure is a vast improvement over 2016's Suicide Squad.
Empire called TSS "the most enjoyable DC movie in years," and awarded 4 stars, while fellow Brit publication The Independent noted that it's "an unbelievably vast improvement on 2016’s Suicide Squad." Even the usually quite stuffy Indiewire gave a B+, concluding with: "If the movies are killing themselves with superhero overload, at least The Suicide Squad suggests the medium will go down laughing."
Not everyone was quite so taken with the film, however. EW notes: "A good half of the jokes don't land, but unlike his predecessor's joyless slog, Gunn's version at least celebrates the nonsense," while Forbes rated it 6/10, saying: The whole of James Gunn's zany and violent 'The Suicide Squad' is less than the sum of its parts, but many of those parts are pretty damn great."
Believe it or not, these are the most negative things any critic has said about The Suicide Squad thus far, which is really quite an impressive feat.
Keep an eye on RT to see if that score fluctuates, and let us know if you plan on checking out The Suicide Squad when it hits theaters and HBO Max.