Suicide Squad Review - Denver Post

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“Suicide Squad” opens not with a bang — or even a whimper — but with a three-ring binder.

Wielded by Viola Davis in the role of unscrupulous government operative Amanda Waller, the book in question contains the dossiers and criminal records of members of the titular extra-military fighting unit that Waller is assembling: a hand-picked group of eight mostly incorrigible criminals and a metahuman or two (think the mutants of “X-Men”) to handle the government’s dirtiest, most under-the-rug battles. To ensure their cooperation and loyalty to team leader Col. Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), they have been injected in their necks with “nanite” bombs, micro-explosives rigged to go off if they attempt to flee, fail to protect or otherwise disobey their commanding officer.

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