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Doctor Strange (2016)

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While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.


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Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel

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The impossibilities are endless. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Strange  »

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Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,058,311, 6 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mads Mikkelsen admitted that with all the computer-generated imagery he got a bit lost on how to film his scenes, especially during the Mirror Dimension scenes. See more »


When Wong takes Strange into the Master's library, he tell him that he should start with Maxim's Primer, pronouncing primer with a long i (like the y in rhyme). It has been suggested that this is wrong because Primer with a long i is what you use to undercoat paint while the word meaning an introductory book is pronounced with a short i (like the i in dimmer). But while this is true in North American pronunciation, many people around the world would never say Primer with a short i. See more »


[first lines]
The Ancient One: Master Kaecilius. That ritual will bring you only sorrow.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: Baron Mordo meets Pangborn and takes away his healing magic. See more »


Featured in Doctor Strange: The Fabric of Reality (2017) See more »


Feels So Good
Written by Chuck Mangione
Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Emperor's New Clothes
17 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Despite the visual similarities to Inception, Doctor Strange (in 3D) looks incredible. In places it's breathtaking. Without a doubt, this is the closest to tripping you can experience in a cinema. However, all this eye-candy fails to hide the fact that underneath it all is a terrible, terrible, by-the-numbers film. It makes the same fatal error as Finn fighting Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens. The villain is powerful and experienced, but our hero, who is a beginner, manages to defeat him. This is only one of dozens of 'groan out loud' moments.

The script is poor and the 'jokes' are misjudged. If there's one sure fire way of preventing your film from aging well, it's by inserting jokes about Beyonce.

I can understand why Mads Mikkelsen did this film, as I'm sure he was well paid, but it's probably the worst film he's appeared in by a mile.

Lazy and formulaic. I give it 3/10 only because it looks so good.

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