We say nearly, but not perfect. After all, the current Rottentomatoes score is only 96%. Sure, these are just the first reviews of the film, but it’s heartening at least to see that Marvel’s most courageous film (stylistically) is being received well by movie critics. Here’s a sample of what some of the critics have to say:
“Doctor Strange is thrilling in the way a lot of other Marvel movies are. But what makes it unique is that it’s also heady in a way most Marvel movies don’t dare to be.
“A kaleidoscope of weirdness and innovative visual effects successfully introduce the newest Marvel superhero in director/co-writer Scott Derrickson’s brilliantly bizarre Doctor Strange.
Full Review… | October 22, 2016
At its best it’s a consciousness-expanding head trip of fantastic proportions, and at its worst it’s merely an entertaining superhero movie.
Full Review… | October 24, 2016
The acting, the visual fireworks and Michael Giacchino’s distinctive, Eastern-influenced score all go a long way toward disguising the fact that we are once again watching an origin story, and one that seems even a bit more perfunctory than usual.
Den of Geek October 23, 2016″
It’s a tremendously engaging and likeable superhero ride, in which the classiest of casts show they know exactly where to take it seriously – and where to inject the fun.
Guardian October 24, 2016