The Guardian closes by saying, "It’s a tremendously engaging and likable superhero ride, in which the classiest of casts show they know exactly where to take it seriously – and where to inject the fun." Time has a positive review.
Slate says, "Thanks in part to its charming cast, and despite its serious intentions, Doctor Strange is a pleasantly silly film, with plenty of humor hiding amid all the reality-distorting special effects and high-flying action." Rolling Stone has a positive review, focusing on Cumberbatch.
Vanity Fair and BBC and many other have positive things to say. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 90%.