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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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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

Property master Barry Gibbs had crafted a model of the Ebony Blade (a relic wielded by the Marvel hero the Black Knight) to feature in the New York Sanctum, but it was removed from the film. See more »

Goofs

In the Master's library, Strange pulls down a book with pages missing. Wong says it belonged to Cagliostro, pronouncing the g in the name. But the g is silent in the Italian name. Count Alessandro di Cagliostro was an Italian adventurer and self-styled magician. 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

Part of the closing credits appears in a sequence of shifting mandalas. See more »


Soundtracks

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Written by Beyoncé, Kuk Harrell (as Thaddis Harrell), Christopher Stewart, and The Dream (as Terius Nash)
Performed by Beyoncé (as Beyoncé)
Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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