Dr. Strangelove details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Peter Bull, Jack Creley|
|Genre:||Comedy - Action/Adventure|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, American Film Institute's top 100, Black & White Movies, Funny People, Genre Mashups, HD Comedy, IMDb Highest Rated, LOVEFiLM Staff Picks|
|1hr 30 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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A black comedy of unequalled bodily fluidsBy Nathanael from West Midlands , 09 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Dr Strangelove or; How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (to give it its full title) is one of the greatest oddball, black comedies ever made, with spot on performances by all the cast (of worthy note is the finest comedy performance that Slim Pickens ever gave. Whilst under the impression that this was a serious war drama).
This is a film with characters so real in their absurdity that you cannot help but believe that they do exist. The comedy is perfectly pitched, with Sellers giving three of the finest performances of his career, as well as a satirical view of society and the paranoia which it let itself be controlled by (and still does).
However, in this modern world some of the exaggerated characters dont seem quite as exaggerated and absurd as perhaps they once did. And that makes it all the more effective.
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Wonderful Satire ! ! !By ElPedro (37 reviews) , 13 Jun 2013Fantastic ! ! ! A masterful display of the power of satire Wonderful performance by Scott is side splitting Sellers is in his element Full marks all round
Just watch it!By a customer , 22 May 2013Don't be put off by the fact that it is a little old and about the cold war. It is just as fun today as the day it was made. Properly more-so as the chance of nuclear war is much lower today. Also if you think you already know the entire plot from discussions about the film there are plenty of plot twists and great dialogue rarely mentioned.
A sense of intrigue or curiosity.....By OperationDropkick (1 review) , 20 May 2013The greatest film ever made. The darkest of subjects yet I have a big smile on my face each time I watch it. 'You can't fight in here...this is the war room!' Genius.
A classic you must watch!By RichClement (16 reviews) , 14 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]A classic I have been meaning to watch for years and it didn't disappoint. Hilarious, dark, subtle and eaqually not very subtle. Worthy of the many pop culture references it has spawned. A must watch film.
Classic that stands test of timeBy JohnfromWestHorsley (1 review) , 18 Jan 2013All the elements of a classic movie come together, acting, direction, script, wit, pathos, humour and no little tongue-in-cheek drama. There are so many priceless moments albeit with a subject matter that still resonates today and is a bit too near the mark to make us feel comfortable. Easily in any top 100 great movies of all time.