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

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Jared Leto had to prepare physically for the role of Joker, as it required a lot of working out for being in the desired shape. But the actor was so fit and in shape already that within two months, he got himself ripped and shooting started. See more »

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Jared Leto's real tattoos are visible in multiple scenes. Most notably, the triad logos on both of his forearms are seen through the shirt during the strip club scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Griggs: Chow time!
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The Extended Cut adds 11 minutes. See more »


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Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs': III. Lento - Cantabile semplice
Written by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (as Henryk Górecki)
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (as Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Antoni Wit
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As a fan of 1987 Suicide Squad comics I was pleased
5 August 2016 | by keving4241See all my reviews

First off, this can't be looked at in comparison to The Dark Knight because these are two very different stories in the Gotham Universe. People going into this with that mindset might be disappointed. I know this was more based off the 2011 Suicide Squad comics which I don't mind. I found it odd Deadshot got the spotlight as more of a "main character" type. It was something I could dislike easily because she's usually quiet and menacing in the background. Will Smith ended up playing a great Deadshot. As much as I love Harley, Joker steals the show. I love the classic cartoon Joker and he played it brilliantly.

There's some good character development and the writing was more funny than I expected but DC is just so dark all the time I felt like it enhanced it. It's funny but in a dark twisted way in the comics. If I had to say some negatives... I don't like the shaky-cam action fight that are way too zoomed in to see anything. It was tolerable and there were some great action movie moments. However because they had character development, it allows the audience to care more about the fights/action. You can have a good character piece with bad action cause at least you care about what's going on. Bad writing or bad character presentation with great action will not get the crowd to have a reaction. But I wouldn't go as far as calling it bad. However the editing was terrible. I heard they took this movie into a focus group who knew nothing about movies or proper story structure for that matter and let them dictate what happened to it. David Ayer did a great job, don't ruin his work through editing. I'm reviewing this based off what I saw in his original idea. The movie would get a 9 if they didn't change it.

I can't really judge it on a typical movie goer scale because I go to see the comic book movies for a reason. When they get it right, it's gold. I don't mind a few changes if they positively affect the overall outcome. This movie succeeded with that. I'd highly recommend to comic fans.


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Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Task Force X 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

Gross USA:

$325,100,054

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$746,846,894
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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