It's been a long way since the inception of MCU back in 2008. Back in those days not so many people believed in this project. Creating a concept of a shared universe with characters not that familiar to general audience was considered as a doom from the start. But here we are now, 8 years later (damn, time flies so fast), and we're getting Doctor Strange film. And what a brilliant film it is. You know that feeling when you walk out out theater so satisfied and you can't stop thinking about the film, and you have the urge to watch it again? That is how I feel. Absolutely fantastic film. Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange incarnate. I know the movie was just released, but I can't imagine anyone else playing the titular character. The rest of the amazing cast is also great. Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong are all great as supporting characters. Mads Mikkelsen as the antagonist may not be Joker-level of villain, but he is good enough and you will mostly be satisfied. Even my man Boyka is there, giving additional discomfort to our hero. One can argue that the story is a ''formulaic'' and not masterfully executed. Fine, I have to agree in a way, but this movie is all about bringing those Steve Ditko comic book visuals to life. And they were breathtaking and majestic. They alone are worth the ticket price. Such and amazing and well crafted achievement. You won't be able to take your eyes off screen, especially once the final showdown begins. Definitely a must see movie.
Rimsa41 @ iMDB
If "Doctor Strange" can be dispiritingly safe, it can also be just as impressively bold - an hallucinogenic trip along a very familiar path, watching the film is like adding a large dose of LSD to your morning commute.
David Ehrlich @ RottenTomatoes
The action climaxes with a truly impressive finale, one that employs time going in multiple directions that’s like nothing I’ve ever seen in a movie before. The effects shots here aren’t just visually impressive; they actually let the narrative go to places it couldn’t without this level of, you’ll pardon the expression, wizardry.
Alonso Duralde @ MetaCritic