Dr. Strangelove

Reception

The film was a popular success, earning US$4,420,000 in rentals in North America during its initial theatrical release.[52]

It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 2000 readers of Total Film magazine voted it the 24th greatest comedic film of all time. It holds a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 68 reviews.[53] It is ranked number 21 in the All-Time High Scores chart of Metacritic's Video/DVD section with an average score of 96.[54] It is also listed as number 26 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.

Dr. Strangelove is on Roger Ebert's list of The Great Movies,[55] described as "arguably the best political satire of the century." It was also rated as the fifth greatest film in the 2002 Sight & Sound's directors' poll—the only comedy in the top ten.[56]


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