Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely. Loaded… More
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"Like most of his work, Stanley Kubrick's deadly black satirical comedy-thriller on cold war madness and its possible effects (1964) has aged well."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Stanley Kubrick's blackest of black comedies."
‑ Glenn Abel, Hollywood Reporter
"Because of its uncanny insight and frighteningly prescient satirical edge, Dr. Strangelove is a document of its time and also timeless. It held onto its relevancy by being bitter, cynical, and thinking absolutely the worst of people."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Dr Strangelove is one of Stanley Kubrick's many masterpieces, one of the greatest films about the Cold War and one of the greatest comedies ever made."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"... like a morbidly sick Looney Tunes short with its cartoon heroes struggling impotently to keep hold of a hot potato."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Perhaps Kubrick's most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Is Dr. Strangelove Kubrick's best movie? Along with Paths of Glory, absolutely."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"One of the best, and funniest, screenplays ever written..."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Black comedy Kubrick classic for smart teens+."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Dr. Strangelove's status as the movie that confirmed both Stanley Kubrick's reputation and the arrival of beat-sick irreverence can no longer be retracted."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Stanley Kubrick's first genuinely original movie has been seen, reseen, dissected, and iconized, but a few sly truths about it have yet to be fully grokked."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"[VIDEO ESSAY] "Dr. Strangelove" pokes fun at the idea of "mutually assured annihilation" and the dubious concept of "nuclear deterrents.""
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"It's easily one of the director's best films of his somewhat controversial career."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
"Kubrick nos presenteia com uma pérola de humor negro que critica acidamente as guerras e a mediocridade dos homens por trás destas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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