Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange (2016)

A disgraced former surgeon named Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 4, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain.

Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

Doctor Strange, intended to be a mind-bending, rule-breaking rebuke to the squares of superhero cinema, turns out to be a rebel in name only -- the textbook definition of a bad trip.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Lives up to its title, in mostly good ways.

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Emily Yoshida
Spin

The film is bloated and unfunny... and is plagued by a boringly retrograde notion of pan-Asian-ness while conveniently escaping the burden of casting any actual Asians in its principal roles.

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Stephanie Zacharek
TIME Magazine

Cumberbatch, both a natural comedian and a subtle one, knows how to get a big laugh from nothing more than an arched eyebrow.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

Doctor Strange is about as weird as any Marvel movie is going to get these days, which is not particularly weird.

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Allyson Gronowitz
Polygon

Indeed, Doctor Strange's climactic redemption is as spellbinding as it is satisfying. But of course, we know the magic is just getting started.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

With Dr. Strange the Marvel magic seems largely to have run out-which is unfortunate, given the movie's titular protagonist is himself a magician.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The Marvel Comics movie universe gets a bit bigger, though not appreciably better, with Doctor Strange.

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Rain Jokinen
SFist

When Doctor Strange works, it's for the same reasons most of the Marvel movies do: They aren't afraid of humor, and they know what's funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
[i]'he folds matter outside the mirror dimension, in the real world'[/i] I'm sorry what? Welcome to the cinematic kaleidoscope that is the world… More
Carlos Magalhães
Typically expository (and tiring because of that) like most films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe whose main objective is to introduce a new superhero, the… More
JY Skacto
Scott Derrickson makes some magic with Doctor Strange. Floating in at a solid 2 hours and change, Doctor Strange pushes through sling rings at a steady pace,… More
Mark Hobin
Doctor Strange is a formulaic origin story with dazzling computer-generated imagery. Director Scott Derrickson adheres closely to the superhero blueprint. He… More
Alexander Wilson
Great movie. I am not going often to the cinema anymore but this was definitely enjoyable on the big screen in 3D.
KJ Proulx
Marvel has done it again. Once again taking another lesser known character and plucking them from obscurity, Doctor Strange finally gets his turn on the big… More