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Doctor Strange (2016)



Critic 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.

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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 this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

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Benedict Cumberbatch
as Stephen Vincent Strange
Tilda Swinton
as The Ancient One
Rachel McAdams
as Christine Palmer
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Baron Mordo
Mads Mikkelsen
as Kaecilius
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Nicodemus West
Zara Phythian
as Brunette Zealot
Alaa Safi
as Tall Zealot
Katrina Durden
as Blonde Zealot
Umit Ulgen
as Sol Rama
Linda Duan
as Tina Minoru
Meera Syal
as Dr. Patel
Amy Landecker
as Dr. Bruner
Adam Pelta
as Pauls-Nurse Billy
Adam Pelta-Pauls
as Nurse Billy
Sarah Malin
as Dr. Garrison
Eben Young
as Dr. Weiss
Kobna HoldbrookSmith
as Smith-Physical Therapist
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
as Physical Therapist
Elizabeth Healey
as Concerned Doctor
Guillaume Faure
as Reluctant Surgeon
Daniel Dow
as Mugger
Ezra Khan
as Kamar-Taj Librarian
Kimberly Van Luin
as Bullet Patient's Wife
Kimberly VanLuin
as Bullet Patient's Wife
Pat Kiernan
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Strange

All Critics (289) | Top Critics (49)

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 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

December 31, 2016 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

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 14, 2016 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Lives up to its title, in mostly good ways.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

November 4, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
The New Republic
Top Critic

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

November 4, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Doctor Strange


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, never moving to fast or slowing down to a crawl. While the depths of magic and sorcery don't get into nitty-gritty detail, the plot provides enough to put the pieces together. Doctor Strange relies heavily on the visuals and the CG doesn't squander. The opening sequence alone is worth the price of admission. Benedict Cumberbatch's line delivery hits the spot and is the source for some laughs. Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen deliver strong supporting performances along with Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Doctor Strange has the humor, the effects, and the entertainment value to complete the package. Now only if the warnings came before the spells.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer


Great movie. I am not going often to the cinema anymore but this was definitely enjoyable on the big screen in 3D.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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 movie is at least impressive with its psychedelic visual effects and Benedict Cumberbatch in an intense performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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