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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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Open your mind. Change your reality. 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?


Each "Doctor Strange" feature has starred a Star Trek actor: -Michael Ansara, who was the Klingon Kang in Star Trek (1966), voiced the Ancient One (in an uncredited role) in Dr. Strange (1978). -Jeffrey Combs, who has played various Star Trek roles, was Doctor Strange in Doctor Mordrid (1992) (a version with names changed). -George Takei, who was Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek (1966), was Wong in Spider-Man: Sins of the Fathers Chapter 1: Doctor Strange (1996). -Paul Nakauchi appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Homecoming (1993) and was Wong in Doctor Strange (2007). -Kevin Michael Richardson, who voiced several aliens in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), was Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange (2007) -Benedict Cumberbatch, who was Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), stars in this film as Dr Strange. -Although not an actor, Michael Giacchino composed the soundtracks for Doctor Strange (2016) and the three Star Trek reboot movies See more »


When Wong inquired about Strange's Sanskrit, he said that he was fluent on Google Translate. Sanskrit isn't available on Google Translate. 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 in the closing credits: Dr Strange meets Thor and offers to help him locate his father. This is in fact an alternate version of the same scene from Thor: Ragnarok (2017). See more »


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Pretty average
6 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think this film hugely benefits from being something at least a little different from most Marvel films. It's different in the focus that is on magic and sorcery and all of that. However, it's still quite familiar in its arc and predictable beats. The cast is fine, although nothing ever really great. Swinton manages to rise above her material, as predicted that she would. Rachel McAdams also adds a lot of heart to her character, who has a lot of screen time but who is really likable. The action sequences here are really impressive and they make a lot of the film worth it. As it is, it's not bad at all and it's enjoyable, just nothing too memorable.

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