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Based on 11 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Seen after 30 years, Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire. And its willingness to follow the situation to its logical conclusion - nuclear annihilation - has a purity that today's lily-livered happy-ending technicians would probably find a way around. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Is ''Dr. Strangelove" Kubrick's best movie? Along with ''Paths of Glory," absolutely. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A masterpiece... The genius of Dr. Strangelove is that it's possible to laugh -- and laugh hard -- while still recognizing the intelligence and insight behind the humor. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide

    The film is a model of barely controlled hysteria in which the absurdity of hypermasculine Cold War posturing becomes devastatingly funny--and at the same time nightmarishly frightening in its accuracy. show more

  • 100
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    More lethal than a nuclear waste dump, Kubrick's komedy at least kills us with laughter... It's one of the greatest - and undoubtably the most hilarious - antiwar statements ever put to film. show more

  • 100
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    The hard-charging originality of the screenplay—the equivalent of turning "The Hot Zone" into a Farrelly comedy—suggests a deficient legacy of credit to Terry Southern's corner. show more

  • 100
    Gregory Weinkauf Dallas Observer

    Kubrick's comic gem sparkles with enduring relevance. show more

  • 90

    George C. Scott as the fiery Pentagon general who seizes on the crisis as a means to argue for total annihilation of Russia offers a top performance, one of the best in the film. Odd as it may seem in this backdrop, he displays a fine comedy touch. show more

  • 80
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Yet some of the laughs come too easy and linger too long; for the film's message to have maximum impact, the laughter has to stick in your throat. show more

  • October 06, 2009 rtico
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    A gem frozen in time for all time. Doesn't matter if you were born yesterday, this film will be important to you even if it's for the sole purpose of training us how to see life from more than one perspective at the same time. Performances abound which are the inspiration of generations of actors, directors, writers. As timeless yet as relevant as they come - thanks to Stanley Kubrick and so many committed and inspired artists.

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