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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Stanley Kubrick

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Plot Summary

Psychotic Air Force General unleashes ingenious foolproof and irrevocable scheme sending bombers to attack Russia. U.S. President works with Soviet premier in a desperate effort to save the world.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 68
  • Fresh: 67
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The most shattering sick joke I've ever come across. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Stanley Kubrick's blackest of black comedies. – Glenn Abel, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Stanley Kubrick's first genuinely original movie has been seen, reseen, dissected, and iconized, but a few sly truths about it have yet to be fully grokked. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Oct 19, 2004

Fresh: This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

A review of the film, not how nice the director was.

Dr. Strangelove is an amazing work. Peter Sellers has three roles (he originally was supposed to have four, but physical injury limited him to three) and he pulls off all of them with comedic genius. The whole thing is a satire on nuclear war that is perhaps more biting and relevant today then it was when it was originally made. This film is not as crazy as some of Kubrick's other works, but it is every bit the classic that those films are. Highly recommended. Also, to the moron who gave this movie 4 stars instead of 5 simply because Kubrick made it and was a jerk, I have news for you: Mean people are likely involved with the making of every single movie ever made. Get over it. Review the film based on the merits of the film.


At last, this classic film comes to iTunes. This film has influenced popular culture for decades, and its messages still ring true today. Dr. Strangelove is an enduring film, and one that should be on anyone's list of rentals.

A Masterpiece

This is one of the greatest films ever made. Hilarious and terrifying, sometimes in the same moment, this film set the bar for black comedy and political satire. The movie bears repeated viewings very well -- it just gets better the more you watch it. This is perhaps Kubrick's greatest achievement.

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