Back to top

Suicide Squad Getting Crushed At Rotten Tomatoes

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 17:03

Update: Fans are petitioning to get Rotten Tomatoes taken down.


Are we seeing another Batman Vs. Superman (theatrical version, ahem) all over again?

The first batch of Suicide Squad reviews has hit Rotten Tomatoes -- and they aren't that good.

Suicide Squad currently has 35% rating amongst the critics with 51 reviews accounted for. So that's only 18 that are considered "Fresh" / favorable.

Honestly, I don't really pay too much attention to these reviews: After all they gave the Ghostbusters reboot a whopping 73% positive rating.

They also gave Star Wars: The Force Awakens a 92% positive rating. Once you get past the nostalgic factor that it's "Star Wars" (Phantom Menace received glowing reviews at first), it's just an average-at-best movie (we already seen it with New Hope). You're left shaking your head.

If you do happen to give these reviews credibility, Batman Vs. Superman netted a 27% positive score, so at least Suicide Squad would be considered slightly better.

Last I checked, Suicide Squad was on track to have an August near-record-breaking-opening, with some estimates stating the movie may open to around $145 million, so it doesn't seem all that bad.

"Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.


It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, 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?