The film has 63 reviews recorded on Rotten Tomatoes as of today (July 29), and has received a 98 per cent overall rating as a result.
As reported by Forbes, this is 4% above The Dark Knight, which until now sat at the top of the DC scoreboard. You can see how DC’s other titles have scored in comparison below.
The Suicide Squad (DCEU) – 98 per cent
The Dark Knight – 94 per cent
Superman (1978) – 94 per cent
Wonder Woman (DCEU) – 93 per cent
Shazam! (DCEU) – 90 per cent
The Dark Knight Rises – 87 per cent
Superman II – 86 per cent
Batman Begins – 84 per cent
Meanwhile, the film has beaten significant Marvel entries such as Black Panther, Iron Man and James Gunn’s other superhero venture Guardians Of The Galaxy. See the list below.
The Suicide Squad – 98 per cent
Black Panther – 96 per cent
Avengers: Endgame – 94 per cent
Iron Man – 94 per cent
Thor: Ragnarok – 93 per cent
Spider-Man: Homecoming – 92 per cent
Guardians Of The Galaxy – 92 per cent
The Avengers – 91 per cent
Spider-Man: Far From Home – 90 per cent
Captain America: Civil War – 90 per cent
Entertainment reporter Germain Lussier tweeted: “The Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent and violent as promised. What I liked best, though, was its heart. Gunn really balances the silly and the serious in a way that the two compliment each other really well. ”
The Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent and violent as promised.
What I liked best, though, was its heart. Gunn really balances the silly and the serious in a way that the two compliment each other really well. I dug it. Also? King Shark RULES. pic.twitter.com/QgzSqwxY8C
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 15, 2021
People‘s Kara Warner called the film “balls to the wall bonkers.”
She added: “If you’re wondering whether James Gunn and that super rad [cast] would truly go there [with] the material & the R-rating, indeed they do.”
So this skeptic loved #TheSuicideSquad. It is balls to the wall *bonkers* in very entertaining ways. i.e. If you're wondering whether James Gunn and that super rad @SuicideSquadWB cast would truly go there w/ the material & the R-rating, indeed they DO. pic.twitter.com/hQoGljScTx
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) July 15, 2021
In its four-star review, NME called the film “a bombastic, full-throttle romp that’s easy to follow whether you’re a DCEU stan or not.”
Elsewhere in the DC Extended Universe, Michael B. Jordan is reportedly developing a new Superman project.