The release of The Suicide Squad is finally almost upon us, and the first critical reactions are starting to roll in. It sounds as though the wait will have been worth it.
Here are a few of the first reactions.
Any doubts you might have over #TheSuicideSquad will vanish after the outrageous opening. It's a violent, hilarious and unpredictable blockbuster, and everyone will have their own favourite from the terrific cast. It's just so entertaining that you'll want to see again instantly. pic.twitter.com/kI8YjqZdsw
— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) July 15, 2021
Had the chance to see #TheSuicideSquad a few weeks ago and MY GOODNESS was it awesome.
It explodes off the screen. You'll love the characters. Epic scale. Awesome action. It's beyond deserving of the R-rating, by the way. Wild stuff.
People are going to love it. SEE IT IN IMAX! pic.twitter.com/LtyiFF4rvu
— Jeff D (MovieRankings.net) (@JeffDLowe) July 15, 2021
Idris Elba’s Bloodsport & David Dastmalchian’s Polka-Dot Man are major stand-outs for me (Bloodsport has the coolest weapons, btw). I also thought this was the best we've seen of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Her journey in this film is actually quite lovely… and quite bloody! pic.twitter.com/UaeWzU4P5X
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is absolutely BUCK WILD! I enjoyed the hell out of it. James Gunn has easily made DC's most enjoyable movie to date. Visually stunning, action packed and full.of swagger. pic.twitter.com/GdNKB1Df2X
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is fantastic! A no holds barred, superhero/comics bonanza. Unpredictable in story, unique in style & full of risks. It’s also violent & hilarious. Action set pieces are insane. Idris Elba, Margot Robbie & rest of cast are awesome. @JamesGunn has done it again. pic.twitter.com/7aLiMLPPf5
— Fico (@FicoCangiano) July 15, 2021
So this skeptic loved #TheSuicideSquad. It is balls to the wall *bonkers* in very entertaining ways. i.e. If you're wondering whether James Gunn and that super rad @SuicideSquadWB cast would truly go there w/ the material & the R-rating, indeed they DO. pic.twitter.com/hQoGljScTx
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) July 15, 2021
.@JamesGunn’s #TheSuicideSquad is gloriously insane and so, so fun. (After watching it, you’ll think you might have dreamed it.) Everyone is excellent and deeply committed to the material and its singular mood and wild ass aesthetic. Can’t wait to ride this rollercoaster again.🦈 pic.twitter.com/rRhvH3A75k
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) July 15, 2021
Yeah, I loved #TheSuicideSquad. Just delightfully, gleefully goes all out with mayhem, gore, profanity and naughtiness but then has some really heartfelt moments that you can invest in. And I loved the whole cast a whole lot.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 15, 2021
Got to see @JamesGunn #TheSuicideSquad tonight! A hilariously violent and heartfelt story that’s surprising in all the right ways. Enjoyable for everyone — hardcore DC comics fans and newbies alike. Go see this movie.
— Vanessa Armstrong (@vfarmstrong) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is absolutely insane. Violent as hell, raunchy, unforgiving.
James Gunn is fully unleashed. It’s sometimes overwhelming. It has moments of heart, humor, action, emotion… all of it. Relentless.
There’s nothing like it. Damn! pic.twitter.com/GTTMR3EOJD
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) July 15, 2021
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on Aug. 5, 2021 in the U.S. (The film will hit HBO Max either on Aug. 5 or Aug. 6. No clear information has been provided by the service as of yet.) It will be in theaters in the U.K. on July 30.