• Released
  • January 29, 1964
  • PG , 1 hr 33 min
  • Comedy
  • 60 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button.

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TV Guide

The film is a model of barely controlled hysteria in which the absurdity of hypermasculine Cold War posturing becomes devastatingly...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time.
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100

Dallas Observer

By Gregory Weinkauf
Kubrick's comic gem sparkles with enduring relevance.
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100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
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...
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Is ''Dr. Strangelove" Kubrick's best movie? Along with ''Paths of Glory," absolutely.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A masterpiece... The genius of Dr. Strangelove is that it's possible to laugh -- and laugh hard -- while still recognizing the intelligence...
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100

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The hard-charging originality of the screenplay—the equivalent of turning "The Hot Zone" into a Farrelly comedy—suggests a...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Seen after 30 years, Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire. And its willingness...
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90

Variety

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...
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
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...
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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Black comedy Kubrick classic for smart teens+.
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