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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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Doctor Strange has all the strengths of a Marvel movie-a well-told story, a well-tuned sense of humor about itself, a personal drama to shape the hero's journey-as well as all the weaknesses (conventions of a superhero origin tale are getting repetitive).

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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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Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press

The effects are the closest most of us will get to tripping balls in a Disney movie outside of dropping acid and watching "Pink Elephants on Parade" on a YouTube loop.

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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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Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

OK, so Dr. Strange is not as soulful as expected. But in this particular reality, I'll take what I can get.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Eugene Bernabe
Doctor Strange presents a spellbinding origin story with splendor and mysticism. The film's entrancing visuals, and even its charming lead in Cumberbatch… More