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The Suicide Squad

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2020
  • James Gunn (2)
  • 132 mins
  • 15

Summary

Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a rag-tag bunch of cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. James Gunn's comic-book adventure comedy, starring Idris Elba, Margot Robbie and John Cena, with the voice of Sylvester Stallone

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Another ragbag of maximum-security jailbirds from the DC Comics stable steps up to save the world in this irreverently fresh take on the franchise. The gang is sent to do battle against a ruthless South American dictator and his secret weapon - a giant extraterrestrial starfish. Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena) and human-fish hybrid Nanaue, also known as King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), head the task force, with a little help from a familiar face, the gleefully homicidal Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Writer/director James Gunn packs proceedings with the cool attitude and comedy he brought to Guardians of the Galaxy and ups the gore quotient, but his characters are fully fleshed-out with much more to do than just vanquish foes in increasingly inventive violent set-pieces. Sidestepping the silliness of the plot, it's joyous fun throughout; the entire cast is a blast, not least Peter Capaldi's mad-scientist baddie, the Thinker.

Credits

Cast

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Harley QuinnMargot Robbie
BloodsportIdris Elba
Rick FlagJoel Kinnaman
PeacemakerJohn Cena
Amanda WallerViola Davis
King Shark / NanaueSylvester Stallone
Captain BoomerangJai Courtney
SavantMichael Rooker
Polka-Dot ManDavid Dastmalchian
Ratcatcher 2Daniela Melchior

Crew

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DirectorJames Gunn (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2021-08-06
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse
Formats
Colour
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