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Suicide Squad (2016)

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A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

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David Ayer

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David Ayer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Deadshot
Jaime FitzSimons Jaime FitzSimons ... Sergeant Ames Bravo 14
Ike Barinholtz ... Griggs
Margot Robbie ... Harley Quinn
Christopher Dyson Christopher Dyson ... Missing Hand Guard
Bambadjan Bamba ... T-Shirt Vendor
Viola Davis ... Amanda Waller
Ted Whittall ... Admiral Olsen
David Harbour ... Dexter Tolliver
Robin Atkin Downes ... Angelo
Robert B. Kennedy ... U.S. Marshal
Billy Otis ... Mafia Snitch
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon ... Zoe
Jared Leto ... The Joker
James McGowan ... Panda Man
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Storyline

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo 14 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,682,248, 7 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$325,100,054

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$746,846,894
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Runtime:

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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Snatches Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
28 November 2016 | by Jazzy31133See all my reviews

I think the IMDb user rating of 6.5 perfectly encapsulates what to expect. I use the site mainly to calibrate my expectations before watching a blockbuster or decide to invest my time in giving an indie feature a chance.

Suicide Squad has such star power and superhero connections that I was going to watch it no matter what the user reviews said (I always disregard critic reviews as they rarely are helpful) and feel like many viewers were going to as well.

The movie has cool set pieces, action scenes and fantastic costumes. However, the plot is so muddled and choppy it detracts from the viewing experience. Another weak link is the enemy - no real backstory to draw us in, almost no explanation on what the enemy is building, and almost laughable minions for the "heroes" to combat.

There are so many cool characters, I think the movie and plot would have been better served if this had been Part I of a series, rather a stand alone movie.

I read an article that stated David Ayer only had six weeks to put a script together and it unfortunately it shows. I felt like I was watching a long trailer - cool and fun scenes that were disconnected from each other.

I certainly won't say to pass on this, especially comic book fans, but be warned it is a let down. Especially, considering the awesome source material the director had to work with.


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