Suicide Squad

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

DC's antiheroes disappoint in muddled, violent mess.

PG-13 2016 130 minutes

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age 13+

Based on 81 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 304 reviews

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age 18+

First 20-30 min -R-

I would not let a kid under 18 watch this. Violence is one thing but this feature is shock full of twisted behavior with a good bit of aggressive sexual innuendo thrown in the mix. Women sexualized, mistreated. Good guys vs bad guys is a given but this film takes it to another level. Characters who enjoy killing are portrayed as heroes. It is not obvious what their motivations are; helping the good guys win or just hurting others for the sake of hurting them. The ’good guys’ in control treat those under them disrespectfully and inhumanely.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 14+

Uf, what a mess

There is little I can add to those who feel similarly as me about the convoluted plot and the unevenness of the script and action. I was not convinced by Kinnaman's portrayal of Flag. I did not believe the love story between him and the archeologist and therefore did not care about it. I was disappointed with Hernández's character resolution. I thought Gods were a bit more durable than that. Also, I thought that there was not a clear decision as to what the Joker is doing in the film. I would have suggested to have less Joker. As a character he pulls too much focus. If there was more Joker, then it is no longer a Suicide Squad film, but a Joker film. Robbie of course is very memorable and I thought Beach and Akinnuoye-Agbaje were poorly used.

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