Doctor Strange hit theatres on November 4, Friday. Like other Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it also hit the film world. Actors like, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stunhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, Tilda Swinton, increased the vividness of the pictures.
Scott Derrickson can claim some of credit, as without his direction may be the movie won’t become like this. This 115 min movie is mingle of action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy.
Brilliant neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange met a tragic accident. After the accident, he come to know the secrets of a hidden world, which is full of mysticism and based on alternate dimensions. He must put ego aside and act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond. He has to do it in the New York City’s Greenwich Village, where he has to use a huge array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protectthe Marvel Cinematic Universe.
All the critics’ review on the movie are already out.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Calvin Wilson Nov 3, 2016
Doctor Strange doesn’t always make sense — but so what? It’s a mind-blowing special-effects extravaganza, and the most exciting comic-book flick since “Deadpool.”
Movie Nation – Roger Moore Nov 4, 2016
Doctor Strange doesn’t break formula, and no, they will never ever be able to surprise us with his origin story again. It’s still head, shoulders and cloak above so much of what’s being churned out the seemingly bottomless vaults of Marvel and DC Comics.
Rolling Stone – Peter Travers Nov 3, 2016
What Robert Downey, Jr. is to “Iron Man” and Ryan Reynolds is to “Deadpool” – that’s what Benedict Cumberbatch is to Doctor Strange. By that I mean, he’s everything.
Charlotte Observer – Lawrence Toppman Nov 3, 2016
You know you’re in a top-drawer Marvel Comics adaptation when even the Stan Lee cameo is clever.
TheWrap – Alonso Duralde Oct 23, 2016
The action climaxes with a truly impressive finale, one that employs time going in multiple directions that’s like nothing I’ve ever seen in a movie before. The effects shots here aren’t just visually impressive; they actually let the narrative go to places it couldn’t without this level of, you’ll pardon the expression, wizardry.
MTV News – Amy Nicholson Nov 3, 2016
For the first time, a Marvel movie draws that pencil line from dream to screen. Where the earlier films felt hard and shiny and steel-colored — the look of bashing action figures on a sidewalk — Strange is ink-smudged and obsessive. It’s defiantly old-school — not the cozy, apple-scented nostalgia of the first Captain America film, but that cold, back-of-the-library whiff of eraser nubs and mold.
Tampa Bay Times – Steve Persall Nov 2, 2016
A nice balance of solemn myth making and genre irreverence lifts Doctor Strange to Marvel’s first tier of movie franchises.
Consequence of Sound – Allison Shoemaker Nov 2, 2016
Doctor Strange lacks the bloat that’s made other recent, blockbusting superhero films fall flat. It doesn’t lean too hard on the considerable talents of its stars, nor does it waste their talents. It keeps a brisk pace, but doesn’t rush. It gets weird, but not too weird. And if all else fails, it’ll make your jaw drop from time to time.
Entertainment Weekly – Chris Nashawaty Oct 24, 2016
Doctor Strange is thrilling in the way a lot of other Marvel movies are. But what makes it unique is that it’s also heady in a way most Marvel movies don’t dare to be. It’s eye candy and brain candy.
New York Magazine (Vulture) – David Edelstein Nov 3, 2016
This is a rare case in which Marvel has freed a director’s imagination instead of straitjacketing it.
Los Angeles Times – Justin Chang Nov 3, 2016
One of the pleasures of Doctor Strange is the way it both wholly embraces and gently mocks the unapologetic geekiness of the enterprise.
Slate – Jacob Brogan Nov 3, 2016
Ultimately, though, it’s Doctor Strange’s return to its protagonist’s long lost psychotherapeutic roots that works best.
The New York Times – Manohla Dargis Nov 3, 2016
The space-and-time warping and mirrored realities in Doctor Strange are a blast. They’re inventive enough that they awaken wonder, provoking that delicious question: How did they do that?
CineVue – Ben Nicholson Oct 25, 2016
While it hardly pushes the envelope in terms of developing Marvel’s homogenous narrative conveyor-belt, it does do so in other areas, suggesting that the MCU can see beyond the confines of its first two phases.
Empire – James Dyer Oct 24, 2016
A bizarre and beautiful detour on the Marvel journey, which culminates in a mind-bending, expectation-inverting final act. Not to be watched under the influence.
The Telegraph – Tim Robey Oct 24, 2016
Perhaps the strangest aspect of Doctor Strange, within the lockstep rubric of these things, is how non-Marvelly it manages to feel.
Total Film – James Mottram Oct 24, 2016
Cumberbatch fits Doctor Strange like a pair of snap-tight surgical gloves, in yet another MCU triumph. Beautifully designed, brilliantly executed.
The Guardian – Peter Bradshaw Oct 24, 2016
It’s a tremendously engaging and likeable superhero ride, in which the classiest of casts show they know exactly where to take it seriously – and where to inject the fun.
The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy Oct 23, 2016
To his credit, director Scott Derrickson…navigates through the different zones with a fair degree of actual coherence, and delivers the entire package with evident ease and some flair.
Variety – Peter Debruge Oct 23, 2016
Yes, this new project shares the same look, feel, and fancy corporate sheen as the rest of Marvel’s rapidly expanding Avengers portfolio, but it also boasts an underlying originality and freshness missing from the increasingly cookie-cutter comic-book realm of late.
Austin Chronicle – Marc Savlov Nov 2, 2016
A tight, compact, and visually sumptuous origin story that revels in the surrealistic vision of Doctor Strange’s legendary creator and artist Steve Ditko.
ReelViews – James Berardinelli Nov 3, 2016
Although the comic book tropes are all in place, the acting, tone, and visual effects keep them from becoming tedious. This is yet another solid building block in the foundation to Marvel’s ever-expanding superhero fortress.
The Seattle Times – Soren Andersen Nov 3, 2016
Director/co-screenwriter Scott Derrickson generally keeps the massive enterprise moving smoothly along. The trip’s the trip here, and it’s well worth taking.
New York Post – Sara Stewart Nov 3, 2016
With a mischievous, metaphysical flourish, Doctor Strange administers some much-needed CPR to the flagging superhero genre. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel — a power-hungry villain (Mads Mikkelsen) tries to unleash hell on Earth, blah blah blah — but it’s a heck of a lot more fun than I’ve had at a Marvel movie lately.
Boston Globe – Tom Russo Nov 3, 2016
The upshot: The movie develops a distinctively trippy identity.
We Got This Covered – Matt Donato Nov 2, 2016
Doctor Strange is the psychedelic kung-fu spectacle that Marvel hoped director Scott Derrickson would deliver, but it’s got a strange problem – the doctor himself.
New York Daily News – Stephen Whitty Oct 31, 2016
It’s fun to have new version of an old Marvel favorite, and a storyline which adds some genuine mysticism to this ever-expanding franchise. But “Strange” is too often only odd when it needs to be truly magical, and Hollywood-safe when it needs to be brave.
New York Observer – Rex Reed Nov 2, 2016
People who ask nothing more for their money than a lot of nerve-scrambling computerized special effects might get through Doctor Strange, another in a long line of lengthy, stupid and unbearable Marvel Studios comic books on film, with minimal brain damage.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) – Barry Hertz Nov 3, 2016
If that wasn’t enough, there is something even more dispiriting about Doctor Strange beyond its halfhearted visual and narrative ambitions – an issue that made a brief blip on the cultural radar when the film was first announced but has distressingly gone unheard of since: This is a movie that revels in whitewashing.
Wall Street Journal – Joe Morgenstern Nov 3, 2016
Little by little, though, unfunniness takes hold. Stephen’s training grows interminable. The mysticism turns deadly serious. The effects turn repetitious: Worst of all, the plot loses its way just as Stephen is coming into his own as a worthy antagonist of Kaecilius, a villain — or is he? — played with hollow-eyed intensity by Mads Mikkelsen.
Christian Science Monitor – Peter Rainer Nov 4, 2016
Allow me a quick lament: Do we really want to see a great actor like Cumberbatch, not to mention Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, entombed in yet another superhero franchise?
Time Out London – Tom Huddleston Oct 24, 2016
There are sequences in Doctor Strange that could burn the top layer off your eyeballs, crammed as they are with some of the most unashamedly drug-inspired imagery since the ‘The Simpsons’ episode where Homer takes peyote. But problems arise when Doctor Strange tries to tackle the everyday stuff, like telling a half-decent story.
RogerEbert.com – Angelica Jade Bastien Nov 2, 2016
For all of its wondrous world-building and trippy effects, Doctor Strange isn’t the evolutionary step forward for Marvel that it needs to be storytelling-wise. Underneath all of its improvements, the core narrative is something we’ve seen countless times.
Indiewire – David Ehrlich Oct 23, 2016
As with all of the best installments of the MCU, the film’s unique strengths have a perverse way of highlighting the franchise’s shared weaknesses. But Doctor Strange deserves credit for treating several of the ailments that have been infecting the series, and for diagnosing several more.
Screen International – Tim Grierson Oct 23, 2016
Entertaining in its grand flourishes but spottier when it comes to character work and thematic coherence, the film boasts a slightly darker and more mystical air than its peers, accentuated by some of the most arresting set pieces in the MCU canon.
This film got listed as the 14th Most Discussed Movie of 2016 and 26th Most Shared Movie of 2016.
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