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The Suicide Squad Has A Rare High Score On Rotten Tomatoes

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The Suicide Squad Has A Rare High Score On Rotten Tomatoes

The reviews are in for new DC movie The Suicide Squad and so far, so good - as the film has landed on Rotten Tomatoes with a not-too-shabby 99 percent rating.


The forthcoming film from director James Gunn features an star-studded ensemble cast, which includes the likes of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, WWE icon John Cena as the Peacemaker, actor Idris Elba as Bloodsport and Academy Award winner Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

The official synopsis reads: "Welcome to hell - a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out - even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment?


"Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese."

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

The film is out in UK cinemas tomorrow (30 July), but critics have already had their sneak peek through previews - and the general consensus is a positive one, as it already has 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Empire's Olly Richards said in his four-star review: "[Gunn's] take on The Suicide Squad is unashamedly silly, but crucially never stupid, and keeps the baddies at least morally murky. Most importantly, its primary aim is to be really, really fun."


He added: "Gunn shows that you can have something to say while still delivering great gags. By embracing this deeply weird idea, he's produced the most enjoyable DC movie in years."

Dan Jolin from Time Out praised the movie for 'letting rip with some extreme violence that bloodily dispatches many of the movie's extensive ensemble (the clue is in the title), while keeping the gags coming thick and fast'.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

Insider's Kirsten Acuna also loved it, saying the film is the 'wildest and weirdest comic-book movie you'll ever watch'.


"The Suicide Squad is relentlessly unapologetic, wacky and weird, violent and bloody, and darkly humorous," Acuna said.

"It also has so much heart that you may find yourself fighting back tears by its end."

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

Explaining that fans don't need to have seen the 2016 film to understand the new release, which is considered as a standalone rather than sequel of reboot, Acuna added: "Did we need another Suicide Squad movie? Absolutely not. But this is such a b****y d**n good time.


"It's everything you want from an R-rated comic-book movie."

The Suicide Squad is out in UK cinemas on 30 July and US cinemas on 6 August. It will also be available to stream on HBO Max from 6 August.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Film, Entertainment, TV and Film, DC Comics

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