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Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 8, 2007
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.
Emanuel Levy
May 4, 2007
The whole thing is a bit too contemptuous of our defense system for my comfort and taste, wrote NY Times critic Crowther, showing that Kubrick's dark satire was so ahead of its time that critics didn't know what to make of it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 11, 2006
It's as startling today as it was then. Catch it now before it becomes too relevant to be funny again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
April 15, 2006
'Purity of essence'.... Superbly crafted satire that's neocon fresh to this day.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Perhaps Kubrick's most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Sound funny? It is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 9, 2005
Endures as one of the finest political satires.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dorian Lynskey
Empire Magazine
March 2, 2005
It still features Peter Sellers' finest three performances as well as proving that the supposedly humourless Kubrick was up for a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2004
This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter
November 18, 2004
Stanley Kubrick's blackest of black comedies.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
November 13, 2004
Stanley Kubrick's 40-year-old satirical polital-comedy about the end of the world is especially disturbing as one ponders world events at present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
November 5, 2004
The paradigm of all end-of-the-world political thrillers and a part of the American vernacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 5, 2004
Is Dr. Strangelove Kubrick's best movie? Along with Paths of Glory, absolutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 14, 2004
Kubrick's great 1964 tragicomedy about superpowers on the nuclear brink continues to fascinate new generations of moviegoers, as its frequent reissues attest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 12, 2004
Stanley Kubrick's first genuinely original movie has been seen, reseen, dissected, and iconized, but a few sly truths about it have yet to be fully grokked.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
July 31, 2004
A masterpiece of satire, paranoia and straight comedy. One of the all-time classics with a great cast and many memorable moments. Sellers is magnificent.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 29, 2004
If there never were another satire of war, you'd think this one would have single-handedly stopped the whole mad business.
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 18, 2004
The ultimate put-down of Cold War warriors and Pentagon paranoiacs...
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 28, 2003
Frightening, hilarious -- and indelible.
| Original Score: 5/5
Victoria Alexander
October 17, 2003
Masterful and highly original
| Original Score: 5/5
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