Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 29, 1964
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stanley Kubrick's brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

By a whopping margin, this is Kubrick's most radical film and greatest dramatic gamble.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time.

Christopher Machell
CineVue

The pre-eminent satire of cold-war paranoia, Dr. Strangelove is a hilarious and harrowing fable of systemised madness.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter

Stanley Kubrick's blackest of black comedies.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Dr. Strangelove does what so few comedies do today: it challenges us, provokes us, unsettles us while also making us laugh.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Perhaps Kubrick's most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Is Dr. Strangelove Kubrick's best movie? Along with Paths of Glory, absolutely.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Even the ending of the Cold War couldn't dilute this uncompromising satire's immediacy, not so long as men continue to think with their missiles instead of their minds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Kelly
Dr Strangelove is part of the vast collection of Stanley Kubrick's greatest films, and goes down, as the greatest film about the cold war and nuclear… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Not Kubrick's best, but even then a wonderfully filmed and written satire.
KJ Proulx
I never would have thought that such a simple story and such simple situations could turn into such a loveable film. As the military plans nuclear war it's… More
Lucas Martins
Great satire about egocentricity and war. With a pessimist ending that just get better the black comedy of Dr. Strangelove. One of the best comedys of… More
Daniel Lermenator
Dr. Strangelove is a brilliant satire that pokes fun at the bomb scare and is still amusing by today's standards.
Carlos Magalh„es
An intelligent satire which only Kubrick could have made, with an acid, hilarious dialogue and magnificent performances by Scott and Sellers - who basically… More