Doctor Strange Reviews

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December 31, 2016
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.
December 31, 2016
Cumberbatch, both a natural comedian and a subtle one, knows how to get a big laugh from nothing more than an arched eyebrow.
November 14, 2016
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.
November 7, 2016
Lives up to its title, in mostly good ways.
November 4, 2016
Doctor Strange is about as weird as any Marvel movie is going to get these days, which is not particularly weird.
November 4, 2016
The Marvel Comics movie universe gets a bit bigger, though not appreciably better, with Doctor Strange.
November 4, 2016
There's a bunch of mumbo jumbo about sorcerers and whatnot, which weigh down the screenplay like an anchor.
November 3, 2016
See it in 3-D IMAX, people, and you're in for the hallucinatory headtrip of the year. And having Cumberbatch around really raises the bar on what's possible in comic-book fantasy.
November 3, 2016
Doctor Strange has a dazzling, kaleidoscopic palette that compensates for the usual thin-ish story featuring A-list actors zapping one another, along with a hero who looks fearsomely witty even in repose.
November 3, 2016
For a long while Doctor Strange works both sides of the spiritual street with spectacular success. Then the film becomes what it was sending up so delightfully.
November 3, 2016
An extremely entertaining and sure-footed adaptation that manages to conjure more than enough magic to easily pass its spell check.
Top Critic
November 3, 2016
Even with the fate of the entire universe at stake, Derrickson keeps the tone appealingly light and jokey, and Cumberbatch's Strange isn't so cynical that he can't thrill at discovering his spectacular capabilities ...
November 3, 2016
McAdams costars as Strange's fellow surgeon and former lover, and her lively scenes with Cumberbatch are worth all the digital effects and then some.
November 3, 2016
Playful and distinctive enough to throw a wrench into the grinding gears of the Marvel assembly line.
November 3, 2016
As a Christian allegory, director Scott Derrickson's entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is impressively thorough...As a movie, it's silly, sloppy, and spectacular.
November 3, 2016
Doctor Strange tells a standard tale with just enough cleverness to keep the viewer interested.
November 3, 2016
The mystical settings that this "sorcerer supreme" navigates make for exhilarating sensory overload, powerfully expanding on classic visuals from pioneering Marvel artist Steve Ditko. The upshot: The movie develops a distinctively trippy identity.
November 3, 2016
All in all, "Doctor Strange" is a fun and trippy excursion to a place where Marvel rarely seems to go: that is, to the retinal roots of the comics.
November 3, 2016
With a mischievous, metaphysical flourish, "Doctor Strange" administers some much-needed CPR to the flagging superhero genre.
November 3, 2016
In the matter of "Dr. Strange," two words: Big. Fun.
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