Doctor Strange (2016)

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Scott Derrickson • 116 minutes

From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his old life or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Viewer reviews

Excellebnt Movie
★★★★★
From beggining to end excellent — MariamLovejoy

No real wow
★★★★★
Not really sure how this got such great reviews. Acting was okay, cgi phenomenal, movie boring. No real climax. — sonnenschein531

Amazed
★★★★★
I was blown away by this movie. Very well put together. Not your average MCU movie. Yes, A LOT of special effects (almost overwhelming at times), but not too much to take away from the rest of the movie. Outstanding job. — nfjdigkgjsbdicbfk

WHAT'S UP DOC!!!!!!!!!
★★★★★
And the Marvel Universe just keeps on coming. And now we have our beloved Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch truly amazing at this Character. The visual effects were above reproach and you have definitely have the sense of we'll be seeing him again. You may need a doctor after seeing it. Watch Doctor Strange without a prescription. — 16 HORSES

Over rated
★★★★
Bad — sureshot327

Dr. Strange
★★★★
NO NO NO NO NO.......Poor CGI, terrible acting, preposterous script, ridiculous movie! I rented this movie with NO expectations and was still left wanting. I love Marvel but this was just........uggggh. Money back please plus $6.00 for waste of time. — Jojo rain puppy

Amazing
★★★★★
This movie was so visually beautiful and mind blowing. To see one of my favorite superheroes come to life is a dream and Marvel portrayed it so well. — Tonydml5

Doctor strange
★★★★★
Super good movie! i loved it . totally recommend — Potlover

My new favorite Marvel character
★★★★★
Guess I'm one of the few who really enjoyed Dr Strange. I live a spiritual life and the theme of the movie drew me in because I recognized the spiritual theme. However, not to the extent the movie played out, just the basic teachings. The movie reminded me of Inception: Super hero style. I cant wait to see him again in Infinity War! — 1azurebird

Great!
★★★★★
High quality film with great moments. Really trippy too — MrBunkBunk

Awesome movie!!
★★★★★
Awesome movie all around! — Sean402

So confused!
★★★★★
What I'm confused about is that people who have it 1 or 2 stars said the acting was great, great casting, but the special effects were too amazing? So special effects are now too amazing? I really loved the special effects and I was debating if I should get it, but those comments just proved to me I should. — CRZYREGGIE

Good movie, BUT it helps to know the character
★★★★
"Dr. Strange" is a good movie. It's well acted (talented cast), with an interesting story. The one thing that may plague it in individual viewers' eyes is being unfamiliar with the character of Dr. Strange, and the world in which he lives. It's difficult to state whether other Marvel films like the Iron Man and Captain America movies would be considered very entertaining, even without character familiarity, because most of us knew those superheroes ahead of the movie releases. There is probably a well written world of Dr. Strange, much of which is in the film, but if that world is unknown to you, you may have a difficult time with this movie. "Dr. Strange" is very different than previous stand alone Marvel films, but this character's story was likely written that way deliberately, because those other superheroes already existed! This is a good movie -- but it is unique and different from the other Marvel movies. — D Noble

ASDFGHJKL
★★★★★
Benedict Cumberbatch — Sherlocking101

Loved it!!
★★★★★
A great movie! Entertaining and just as I would expect Dr Strange to be portrayed!! — Ariauna

Disappointed!
★★★★
Shallow script; and, the story is "all over the place." It borrows too much from other science fiction & action movies; and, it's kind of boring. This movie might put you to sleep. — Berkeley Rooster

Let Down
★★★★★
I have to state that this is the second Marvel movie to let me down (the first being "The Incredible Hulk")! While the visuals were amazing, I found the movie dull, lacking in plot and nothing more that a filler movie between other great Marvel movies! The only good thing for me was the post credit scene with Thor. I am a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, but this was NOT his best work. The character of Doctor Strange will be a nice addition to the Avengers...but this stand alone movie was clearly missing something. — Echo7

My Favorite film of 2016
★★★★★
Watch it. It's great! — Jackson012

Mediocrity Supreme
★★★★★
CONS: 1. One liners (despise them) 2. Cliche Premise 3. Unlistenable score 4. Cliche humor PROS 1. Benedict Cumberbatch 2. Great Visual Concept (Did someone say... inception!) — Mr. Cadwallader

This movie should've won an Oscar
★★★★★
This was the best movie I've ever seen!! — Skidude13727

Not what I expected
★★★★★
It was okay, just too much of the futuristic.. If you were on something, this movie would make you think you were losing it. Too much of the bending and lights and sorcery..Not horrible, but wasn't as good as I would have hoped.. — Trump girl

Great movie
★★★★★
I was not very excited to watch this initially, but was amazed at how good it actually was. It was a great movie. — Kris_goku

Dr strange
★★★★
An action packed blockbuster with a great plot. Good direction and production. This movie sees the title character go from egocentric surgeon to superhero — Onunonounuonuono

Somewhat
★★★★★
I did not find the movie actionable like other Marvels. Did not like it. — Casper239

Great movie
★★★★
Loved the movie only reason I gave 4 stars is because needed more fight scenes — Den123319

Wasted opportunity
★★★★★
Great special effects and interesting premise but... I couldn't care less about the main character. He's a jerk. There is no other character development, or plot, or suspense. — Alex64225689942158994

lct
★★★★★
It started out to have a good story, then went away. I’m a Cumberbatch fan and he was okay. Special Effects good, but rolling buildings gets old. Quess I’m not a marvel fan. — abbeyroad17

My favorite Marvel movie
★★★★★
I wasn't familiar with Doctor Strange before watching this, so I was super pleasantly surprised. I liked the character a lot, and the graphics were amazing. It wasn't silly like Guardians, which I kinda hated. I hope they make a sequel. — Dexter Dog

😁
★★★★★
Very good movie very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good movie — That Guy 😒

FRICKIN AMAZING!
★★★★★
Must see!!!!! — Sherlock7827282

Good movie
★★★★★
But not worth buying. I can’t wait for him to join The Avengers, unfortunately he’s a filler character and cannot have his own movie. — YouLUVmeh Longtime

Too Much CGI and Too PC
★★★★★
I was really looking forward to this one as Dr. Strange used to be my favorite Marvel super hero. The comic book artwork was incredible and the characters bigger than life. Let me first say that the actor they chose was ok. But his parts were not serious enough. And the Ancient One is a woman? And he has a black sidekick? God anything to sell more tickets. Somewhere there is an older Asian actor who SHOULD have been the Ancient One. The black guy well they want to sell to the black audience. Then there was the completely over the top CGI that was confusing and just as awkward as in the movie they copied it from (with DiCaprio…). The folding building thing added zero to this move. And lastly, the main enemy was NOTHING like the comic book…and in a bad way. Remember the Stay Puft marshmallow man in Ghost Busters? Yea, like that. Can’t recommend this as any more than a rental. I am so disappointed. — SeattleMoose

Loved loved loved this movie!
★★★★★
This movie was very entertaining. — Forgetprincess

My favorite Marvel movie so far
★★★★
Just good with good story — tjbzdok

Actually really good
★★★★★
I was skeptical at first with all the magic stuff I saw from the trailers but this movie really works . Best way to describe it is Inception meets Thor . The lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch is really well cast as the Dr also . The connection to the larger MCU isn't revealed until the credits and it's so worth it . — Rodriguez268

if it aint broke dont fix it?
★★★★★
I like captain america cival war but I am not a "marval fanboy". I was excited to see this because it was being called "innovative" and "different". what I got was a mediocre cgi muddled mess. Although some set pieces were pleasing, I was dissapointed. As usual, a portal is opened up in the sky where the hero has to stop world destruction blah blah. What happened to less is more? ... The Dark Knight for example. — aryadamany

Don't do it...
★★★★
The Stupidest movie I have seen in a while. — Luckybaha

It's Okay
★★★★★
Considering this is Dr. Strange, this movie could have been so much more and much better. Regardless of what all the fans think Cumberbatch was a poor choice to incanate Dr. Strange, and as for Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One...good grief. In comparrison the 1978 attempt at a Dr. Strange movie starring Peter Hooten was much better, sure it lacked all the CGI special effects of today but it was decent. This movie spent too much time on origin (like most Marvel movies) and not enough on substance and story we could actually sink our teeth in. — Zenzazional

great
★★★★★
a very well done introduction of doctor strange to the mcu — apersonwhovaluesmusic

Doctor Strange
★★★★★
Excellent movie.... Enjoyed the special effects trip. — HotShot&Company

Solid Super Hero Movie
★★★★
Good story and Cumberbatch is right for the part. Maybe a bit heavy on the CGI trippy visuals, but they're well done and compliment the "mystical" core of this character. The humor woven into the script was welcome while the love story was kinda superficial. Overall, 4+ stars. — josta555

Really liked it... but didnt love it.
★★★★
Movie is worth seeing for the special effects. I thought the first and third acts were rather solid, however the second act was rather weak. This was one rare film where I thought they could have added 15 more minutes showing how Strange became good at his new craft. He reads a book... waves his hand, bada bing and there you go! Master sorcereror. I also thought that Tilda Swinton was a terrible miscast. She didnt have any of the gravitas that a grand master should have. Cumberbach was great, the other actors were very solid. Overall though a very good super hero film and if you go for these types of movies (avengers, batman, etc) then this is a definite must see! May even buy this one... — Orion3903

Marvel is on Top
★★★★★
Another great Marvel movies, and make sure to watch the ending to see where it ties into next. Can't wait for Infinity War now. At first I had my doubts about Benedict Cumberbatch playing Dr. Strange, but he nailed it, in my opinion. Excellent movie! — Spanky996

Mystified by the ratings
★★★★
If you want a movie that's 90% CGI effects this is for you. If you want a plot and decent acting, move along. — AlasCat

OMG that was sooo awesome!!!! BadA**
★★★★★
Love that movie will definitely watch it over and over again so powerful! So awesome!!! Definitely a great addition to the avengers crew!!! — Joshua Dearden

Shallow Hal
★★★★★
Fan of the strange comics. Movie falls down. Ancent one is shallow you never really know them or motivation. Strange uses a magic cape come on. Details behind powers thin. Training into arts thin. Plot has many holes. Inception effects just thrown in here and there. Color if film is off. Shots are to tight. Man this could have been good but. — hellitunes

Enjoyable
★★★★★
Fun film from start to finish! Worth watching. — belleisleguy

Cliche, formulaic, and forgettable
★★★★★
In my opinion, Suicide Squad was a terrible movie, a 2 out of 10. Doctor Strange is like a 4 out of 10. Its not a good or great movie, but its not as bad as Suicide Squad. I found myself engaged for the first 30-40 minutes, but for the rest of the movie I could barely pay attention. I'm tired of these marvel movies with all this made up far-fetched mysticism that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever..Doctor Strange takes this a little too far in my opinion, which makes the movie come off a bit childish. Nothing original or special here, its very cliche, formulaic, and forgettable. Rotten Tomatoes was way off..this is more like a 50-60 percent, not 90 percent, thats ridiculous. — Rambo8649

Doctor strange
★★★★★
One o my favorite marvel movie — Matt rivello

LOVE
★★★★★
Just think it's so funny and fantastic — Marsaleen