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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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Question reality. Change your destiny. 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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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$232,641,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,718,395
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Dr. Stephen Strange decides which watch to wear, the song "Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd is playing. On 28 September 2016, shortly before the release of this film, Benedict Cumberbatch joined Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on stage at a Royal Albert Hall concert and sang co-lead vocals of their classic hit "Comfortably Numb". Furthermore, Pink Floyd's sophomore album "A Saucerful of Secrets" (1968) features superimposed images of Doctor Strange himself, from Strange Tales #158. See more »

Goofs

At least twice in the film Strange refers to Pangborn's spinal cord injury as having occurred between "C7" and C8" - meaning the 7th and 8th cervical vertebrae. But humans only have 7 cervical vertebrae. An injury in this location would actually be between C7 and T1 (the first thoracic vertebra). There is absolutely no way Strange - a brilliant surgeon with a photographic memory - could get this wrong. See more »

Quotes

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

There is a message at the end of the credits warning viewers to not be distracted when driving. This is a reference to Dr Strange's catastrophic car accident, but it is also a running gag in the film about essential warnings appearing after (not before) instructions. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Interstellar Overdrive
Written by Roger Waters, Richard Wright (as Rick Wright), Nick Mason, and Syd Barrett
Performed by Pink Floyd
Courtesy of Pink Floyd Records/Sony Music Entertainment
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Nothing Spectacular
15 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I went into the movie among high hopes. My friends told me it was fantastic and there were scenes that were "out-of-this-world". So entering this movie (with a certain elevation) I had high expectations. But it fell incredibly short.

Overall, the acting. Monologue, boring, no worth while story, the hero who just entered the arts of magic is now suddenly one of the best in the business in a short amount of time, etc. etc. Now I understand that it's a Marvel and Superhero movie, but that doesn't change the fact that the script is entirely the SAME for every Marvel movie on the characters are changed.

This movie was (for lack of a better term) boring. There were only three of those "out-of-this-world" scenes and those scenes were done well (save for the first. Focusing on a violently shaking your head side to side while flashy colors are beaming around you is lazy film directing at best).

The movie was not what it was hyped up to be by my friends, other critics, and reviews. It is a generic action flick with terrible attempts at comedy with the usual on-liner and unbelievable looks of "How did you..." then to "I just did." and act all innocently.

In short: This action/"comedy" movie is generic, bland, boring, with few action scenes just to make sure you are distracted by the endless, meaningless conversations. I expected more from this type of movie. 2/7

P.S. This studio has become arrogant and lazy.


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