Updated: Jul 16
Tickets went on sale this week for the new James Gunn's The Suicide Squad and the reviews are starting to roll in from critics who were lucky enough to get an advance screening (well reactions, actually. The full review embargo hasn't lifted at the time of this article).
Critics are praiseworthy of Gunn's official installation into DC Extended Universe as social media reactions dominate Twitter.
#TheSuicideSquad is a gory & explosive time that perfectly encaptures the chaos & violence of the source material. The cast is excellent together and there’s never a dull moment. Unexpected & fun, one of DC’s best.
#TheSuicideSquad is fantastic! A no holds barred superhero/comics bonanza. Unpredictable in the story, unique in style & full of risks. It’s also violent & hilarious. Action set pieces are insane. Idris Elba, Margot Robbie & the rest of the cast are awesome. @JamesGunn has done it again.
The Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent, and violent as promised. What I liked best, though, was its heart. Gunn really balances the silly and the serious in a way that the two complement each other really well. I dug it. Also? King Shark RULES.
I had the BEST time watching #TheSuicideSquad — it is a swing-for-the-fences kind of comic book movie & I love that. It's big, bold & visually stunning. You will see James Gunn’s horror roots splattered all over this thing. It’s violent but hilarious. Angry, but also VERY sweet.
Do these reviews move your nerd needle? Sound off in the comments section and let us know. The film hits theaters on August 6th. Tickets are now on sale.