Doc­tor Strange

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A sim­ply sen­sa­tional su­per­hero who hap­pens to be magic...

Need an ac­tor to play a bril­liant, emo­tion­ally cold char­ac­ter? Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch is your go-to guy. So he’s per­fect for Marvel su­per­hero Doc­tor Strange, an aloof, ar­ro­gant neu­ro­sur­geon who be­comes a pow­er­ful sorcerer. A car crash dam­ages the nerves in Strange’s hands, so his

quest for a cure brings him to the at­ten­tion of The An­cient One (Tilda Swin­ton), who teaches him the art of sor­cery. The en­su­ing ad­ven­ture boasts truly daz­zling vi­su­als, but it’s Cum­ber­batch who makes this work. He’s sar­donic and funny, but even more im­pres­sively, when it comes to cast­ing spells, he pulls off the oc­cult mum­bo­jumbo with real panache. Dir: Scott Der­rick­son 2016, 12, 120min

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