Overall Rank: 992
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 79
Theatrical Release Date: 11/04/2016
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/28/2017
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Scott Derrickson
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg
Plot: Brilliant, but arrogant, Dr. Stephen Strange is talented, but is willing to bend in order to make more money. An accident leaves his hands injured - and accident he never truly recovers from. After bottoming out - he hears about an Ancient One - a supposed sorcerer who may be able to finally give him back his life. But once he finds him, he finds the plans for him are much grander. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Hurricane2000 - wrote on 12/17/2018
VERY Trippy Doctor Strange is a cool orgin story with brilliantly done art style in the special effects.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/10/2018
Despite it's firework-like effects, knock out performance from Tilda Swinton with a decent one from Benedict, the rest I couldn't get behind. Doctor Strange is sadly another copy and paste origin story with nothing new added to the mix. I found myself getting pretty bored at times and didn't find any enjoyment. Before I was really looking forward to this, but I'm a bit disappointed. Even Mads Mikkelsen couldn't break the Marvel curse in terms of villain problem.
Amy - wrote on 12/01/2016
The story and performances were serviceable, but it's the visuals that stole the show here. Beautiful and strange indeed.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/11/2019
A brilliant but arrogant surgeon loses the use of his hands after an automobile accident, and while attempting to find a cure he discovers a secret society that uses the mystic arts to protect the Earth from attack by other dimensions.
Yet another in a seemingly endless stream of superhero movies, Doctor Strange at least stands out from the crowd thanks to its concentration on magic rather than extreme fisticuffs. This gives some hefty scope for eye-popping visuals as the manipulation of the environment – in a very similar vein to Inception and The Matrix – bends and twists city-scapes to the combatants will. But to be honest, this often makes the action scenes very difficult to follow and I often could not see the point of it all beyond purely superficial visual flashiness. The main …
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Stuart '2-D' Pot - wrote on 09/20/2017
2016 was another bookmark year for Marvel, with Civil War, and topping that was quite a hard task, but Doctor Strange does it with enough visual flair to rival that of Inception, and a clever storyline, while not getting bogged down in the franchise building of the Avengers section of the MCU, and provides a solid prequel for Thor: Ragnarok. The story is simple: Stephen Strange is a brilliant, but arrogant neurosurgeon, and after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands, he sets out on a journey of healing, and discovers The Ancient One and her magical methods and gets put into the middle of a mystical battle with a former student who discovers a ritual to contact Dormammu, the destroyer of worlds, to bring the Ancient One and her sorcerers down. Cumberbatch delivers one of his …
Evan Wheatley - wrote on 11/19/2016
"Doctor Strange,” in my opinion, is Marvel’s first step into the uncharted. Sure, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a bold undertaking, but the concept of gods and aliens had already been explored in “Thor” and “The Avengers.” “Ant Man” may have given us a glimpse into the Quantum Realm, but at the end of the day, it was little more than a comedic heist film with a taste of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.”
Helmed by horror director Scott Derrickson, “Doctor Strange” invites us into Marvel’s world of magic and mysticism. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Stephen Strange, an arrogant neurosurgeon acclaimed worldwide for his medical achievements. After losing the use of his hands in a car accident, Strange desperately searches the globe for anything that will give him back what made him great. …
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