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The meanest things critics have said about Suicide Squad

“There are more shots of Margot Robbie’s ass than there are of several of the film’s supporting characters.”

1.Suicide Squad is bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad. Not the kind of bad that is the unfortunate result of artists honourably striving for something ambitious and falling short. Suicide Squad is just bad.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

2. “This opening sequence has all the excitement of a mildly contentious HR meeting.” - Matt Singer, Screencrush

3. "Volatile, rambunctious, and sexualized to such an extreme that she feels like she wandered out of the film’s XXX parody (there are more shots of her ass than there are of several of the film’s supporting characters), Robbie’s take on the iconic sidekick is a spellbinding bit of bubblegum savagery, a caricature of male fetishism." David Ehrlich, IndieWire

4. “Leto's crazy-gangster version of the Joker is all intensity and no flavour.” - The Verge

5. “Garish, overstaffed, overstuffed, blithely sadistic corporate directive disguised as a PG-13 summer movie for all ages.” – Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune

6. “A shapeless, poorly edited trudge that adds some mildly appalling sexism and even a soupçon of racism to its abundant, hideously timed gun worship.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

7. “Leto doesn’t seem so much unhinged as unhygienic, like a crazy Method actor with no safe word. When he paws his little blonde thing [Harley Quinn], you wonder how she can stand his rotten breath: Is that why she’s swooning?” - Vulture

8. “Here is a film in which model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne gives not only a personal worst performance, but something close to a former-profession-worst performance, as a gyrating, bikini-clad villainess called Enchantress, who kisses men full on the lips to turn them into her slaves (of course!) and talks like Vanessa Redgrave on rhinoceros tranquiliser.” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

9. "Deathly unentertaining." - Vulture

10. “Mundane, milquetoast, and often mind-bogglingly stupid.” - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

11. “Most of the other characters run together, their mini-bios wedged in between bites of an undercooked steak dinner.” – Variety

12. “As evidenced by her gratuitous bathtub cameo in last year’s “The Big Short,” Robbie seems to represent what red-blooded, Maxim-reading audiences want from women on-screen in the year 2016: A doctor stripped of her intelligence and her conservative tweed professional attire, squeezed into hooker hot-pants and a too-tight baby T, who walks like a pole dancer and fights like some sort of homicidal cheerleader.” – Variety

13. “A dizzying, deranged hot mess.” - Jen Yamato, Daily Beast

14. "After all that, Leto’s Joker is barely in the damn movie, and when he is, he’s entirely underwhelming." - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

15. "Harley Quinn is meant to be Suicide Squad’s dark heart. Instead, she’s been made into its damaged dolly jerk-off material." - Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed

16. "Eardrum-puncturingly bad dialogue, scowling self-pity, covert pornography and scrappy CGI." - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

17. “Just when you think the summer movie season can’t get any worse, along come the ‘Worst. Heroes. Ever.’ Suicide Squad almost makes good on the threat of its marketing campaign.” - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

18. “I'd say it's Ayer's willingness to go all limp-dick and compromise his hardcore action bona fides for a PG-13 crowdpleaser that would rather ingratiate than cut deep, or even cut at all.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

19. "The Joker just sort of wanders in and out." - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

20. "Superfreaks become supersweeties and Suicide Squad: Dawn of Dullness (my subtitle) does the impossible. Forget Batman v Superman — at least it tried. This botch job makes Fantastic Four look good." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

21. "Bland, boring, and sometimes borderline incoherent, Suicide Squad is a disappointing disaster." Matt Singer, Screencrush

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