Suicide Squad

Theatrical Release: August 5, 2016
Suicide Squad


A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Dove Review

“Suicide Squad” is the comic-book version of “The Dirty Dozen.” A group of criminals with superior, or even supernatural, abilities are released from prison to execute a dangerous mission, which is to put an end to supernatural villains whose aim is to take over the world. In exchange, the group is awarded promises for reduced sentences, and in Deadshot’s case, a chance to see his daughter, the one person in life that he loves.

Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, the head of the operation, and she is one tough cookie. In one of the movie’s many violent scenes, she shoots several of her own crew, explaining they were not at a high enough level to see what they had seen. The film includes Jared Leto as the Joker. The Suicide Squad includes Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney); Jay Hernandez as Diablo, who got into trouble for taking the term “firebug” to the extreme; Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie); Deadshot (Will Smith). Others on the team face such vicious enemies as The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), a witch, who uses her black magic while possessing the body of June Moone.

The film contains some funny lines and even a bit of romance but becomes tedious with the over-saturation of violence, which is non-stop. Although the film doesn’t include very much blood in comparison with the amount of violence, the constant scenes of violence are over the top. It includes shootings, people killed, cop cars that are riddled with bullets, fires and explosions, helicopters crashing, fights and punching. It gets old — and very quickly. Due to the strong language and excessive violence, we are unable to award the movie our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Passionate kissing in a few scenes; a few innuendos; a female dancer, without a lot of clothes on, dances suggestively; a woman seductively licks bars of cell.
Language: Constant use of language throughout the film, including GD, J, slang for female genitalia, and other uses of crude and harsh language; H, "B*tch, A, Sh*t, S.O.B. and other strong words; a possible "F" word is uttered.
Violence: A lot of violence, including man setting people on fire with his supernatural ability; fights and punching; many people are shot and killed; comparatively little blood; police car is riddled with bullets; helicopters crash; buildings on fire; explosions; people are "zapped" with powers; woman is shocked and survives; a dark heart is pulled out of witch's chest; skulls are shown; man is shocked; sword slicing of flesh in several scenes, mostly audible; constant violence throughout the film.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes; several people are given injections; several mentions of getting beer or drinks; wine; a man mentions that a squad member with fire powers could light a woman's cigarette.
Nudity: A woman in bra and panties; a woman wears skimpy clothing; a woman's rear cheeks are shown several times, as her tight shorts do not cover her rear adequately; cleavage; shirtless men.
Other: A woman uses black magic and possesses another woman and harms others; strong tension between characters; threats.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: David Ayer
Director: David Ayer
Genre: Action
Runtime: 130 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter