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

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July 25, 2016
The pre-eminent satire of cold-war paranoia, Dr. Strangelove is a hilarious and harrowing fable of systemised madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 14, 2016
Dr. Strangelove does what so few comedies do today: it challenges us, provokes us, unsettles us while also making us laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 3, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Witney Seibold
June 30, 2016
'Dr. Strangelove' may have worked as a serious thriller, but Kubrick knew better.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 16, 2016
A slick satire of the cold war, and one that succeeds in brilliantly lampooning the hands that guide the world.
Odie Henderson
Movie Mezzanine
August 7, 2014
Of the many films considered great satire, only Dr. Strangelove holds up as a masterpiece with none of its bite removed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 13, 2014
By a whopping margin, this is Kubrick's most radical film and greatest dramatic gamble.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 5, 2014
The blackest black comedy ever made by a major Hollywood studio, and one of the funniest handful of films made in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Simon Miraudo
January 28, 2014
Because of its uncanny insight and frighteningly prescient satirical edge, Dr. Strangelove is a document of its time and also timeless. It held onto its relevancy by being bitter, cynical, and thinking absolutely the worst of people.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
One of the best, and funniest, screenplays ever written...
Cole Smithey
July 14, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Dr. Strangelove" pokes fun at the idea of "mutually assured annihilation" and the dubious concept of "nuclear deterrents."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
November 23, 2011
Dr Strangelove is one of Stanley Kubrick's many masterpieces, one of the greatest films about the Cold War and one of the greatest comedies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Black comedy Kubrick classic for smart teens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Zingale
June 18, 2009
It's easily one of the director's best films of his somewhat controversial career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
June 16, 2009
... like a morbidly sick Looney Tunes short with its cartoon heroes struggling impotently to keep hold of a hot potato.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
June 16, 2009
Dr. Strangelove's status as the movie that confirmed both Stanley Kubrick's reputation and the arrival of beat-sick irreverence can no longer be retracted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 9, 2009
Kubrick nos presenteia com uma pérola de humor negro que critica acidamente as guerras e a mediocridade dos homens por trás destas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
October 26, 2008
The funniest film ever made about nuclear holocaust...

October 3, 2007
[A] supremely ironic comedy on the possibility of nuclear annihilation.
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.
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