James Tracey’s review published on Letterboxd:
After Josh Lewis' review of the movie, I feel like there's no real point in even talking about this at length, so I'm just gonna add a couple of additional thoughts.
It's pretty easy to differentiate which parts of the movie were studio mandated and which parts of it were David Ayer's vision. It's clear the director really wanted to make some sort of commentary on the flawed state of the American Penitentiary system and how Rehabilitation seems to be the last thing on society's mind for criminals. And part of me believes that if I got my hands on the dailies for this mess of a film, I'd be able to cut something together that resembled that vision, but I also get the sense that Ayer's vision was probably incredibly simplistic and on the nose, and it wouldn't have really held up under any scrutiny.
Yeah, so even for 2016, this is an extraordinarily miserable experience. The movie is incomprehensible in a variety of ways. Barely 5 minutes into this hot garbage I was totally lost which has to be some kind record. As a Batman V Superman apologist and a someone who thinks the Marvel movies are totally worthless (aside from maybe 2 or 3 of them) I was more than open to giving this one the benefit of the doubt. But when you somehow make an even shittier version of Guardians of the Galaxy, I'm pretty much ready to throw in the towel. Whatever hopes I had for the DC movie-verse, were obviously misguided and without warrant.
Remember when we all thought Spider-Man 3 was supposed to be the worst that this genre got?