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1,632 Ratings

Doctor Strange

Directed by Scott Derrickson
United States, 2016
Fantasy, Adventure


After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

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Doctor Strange Directed by Scott Derrickson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Production Design

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 | Nominee: Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Film

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 | Winner: Best Visual Effects

The best film so far in the wave of Marvel productions that began with Iron Man… Derrickson works in a robust old-school style that owes more to American swashbucklers, Asian action cinema, and Indiana Jones than to the frenetic, cut-and-paste aesthetic of contemporary blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War. The film is informed with atmosphere and majesty, as well as a sense that Derrickson gives a damn about what he’s doing. The Marvel ecosystem has turned him into a classicist.
March 02, 2017
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How could Marvel have anticipated that Doctor Strange would so powerfully speak to the cultural moment of its release? It wasn’t magic: Trump’s electoral victory is just one unimaginable occurrence within an era of already unfolding, inconceivable traumas. The film captures a deep yearning for meaningful agency in the face of tragic belatedness.
November 19, 2016
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It suffers from the usual flaws that plague origin stories, Marvel ones especially. You know pretty much every beat that has to happen, and of course they all happen, in more or less the order that you expected… Still, it’s so consistently entertaining, and demonstrates such thorough mastery of pacing, special effects and tone, that it very nearly drowns objections beneath waves of deadpan humor and glorious psychedelic imagery.
November 08, 2016
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