Not my kind of movie either. Would not recommend it.
Rather unusual watching a B/W movie, it just doesn't seem the same; however, in a break from the usual, Peter Sellers outstanding acting carries the film through from start to finish.
Pretty weird but I enjoyed it. Peter Sellers as usual was amazing.
Pure genius, by all concerned. One of the best movies of all time. I couldn't care less about your wife's sleeping habits Trent H (3/10/07)
Not my kind of movie but Peter Sellers was a brilliant character actor who could portray any character you asked him to.
Peter Sellers is brilliant in this film. It's very typically Kubrick, so you have to enjoy his films to appreciate this. I liked it, though at the end felt it was a little pointless. I would have loved this movie in colour. A classic with dry humour - not for everyone.
As someone who lived through the "cold war" this film gives a frightening and illuminating insight into what easily could have happened and on several occasions almost did. A superb film by a master film maker with a magnificent cast.
Interesting story of what might have been in a post WWII cold war stand off between the US and Russia. Very dated and not as funny as i thought it was going to be, but great acting from Sellers, with the very last scene also being the funniest of the movie
A classic! Not the best Kubrick in my opinion however Peter Sellers is magnificient. G C. SCOTT was pretty good. Anyway a great comedy masterminded by 2 geniuses.
The B&W film dates this a bit - reminded me of some of the old WW2 movies, like Battle of Britain. But this is not an adventure, this is parody. Not particularly subtle, but has some funny moments.
Watched in context and with the appropriate mid-60s mindset, this is good entertainment.
an interesting movie but you really need to know what was happenning at the time of the movie (i.e. Cuban Missile Crisis / cold war) to really appreciate it in its context.
I had no idea Stanley Kubrick could be so funny! I always thought he was so serious. It's a shame he didn't go into comedy/ satire more often.
As good as I remembered it. I get more out of watching this movie each time I see it.
It's listed as one of the top 100 movies of all time and it has Peter Sellers playing two of the characters...
So you would think at worst this would provide a couple of laughs...
You would be wrong!
I can't believe I sat there waiting for Sellers' genius to make an appearance. It was so mind numbingly boring that I had to get two cups of coffee during the movie to stay awake. My wife wasn't as capable of hoping for the best and was soundly asleep a third of the way through.
Don't see it, it's not worth wasting your time on this one
very clever. superb acting.
I still think it is one of Peter Sellers better films as the three characters he plays are all different.It is a satire on the Cold War. Surely my favourite line in the film is "You can't fight in here. This is the War Room."
For me this is an all time classic movie. Given a good script Sellers can be a master performer. The remainder of the cast warrant more than the term "supporting". Each gives an equally masterful performance.
The chilling reality of this film is that nothing has changed in the world situation since it was made, the participants maybe, but not the situations. A fine study in human nature and all its failings.
Do yourself a favour and have a Stanly Kubric film festival weekend.
Kubrick was a Master storyteller of cinema and his black humour refreshing to experience.
Having the talent of Peter Sellers on hand in 1964 meant Kubrik could translate the original material into a modern satire of the state of the cold war and the nuclear threat.
Fabulous performances by everybody and whilst the b&w film might feel outdated, there are still as many dingbats in our governments as portrayed here, so definitly worth watching.
An original movie with many unforgetable scenes.
Huge international success for Sellers and Kubrick, I still prefer Seller's other lesser films he made in the British backlots.
In my opinion, the best movie made yet! Biting black humour, stellar performances and a plethora of memorable scenes. An absolute classic.
Hilarious and frightening, definitely worth staying home for.
Fantastic film that stands the test of time. Superb performances and master directing by Stanley Kubrick. Bonus DVD contains interesting documentaries that add to the viewing experience.
The best anti-war film ever made!!
A true classic, scary and funny, ("you can't fight in the war room"). If you aren't a Sellers or Kubrik fan this should change your mind.
Still fresh after all these years.
I remember well seeing back in the 60's. It all seemed closer to the truth then. Peter Sellers is great in his roles. The final scenes are still sadly chilling.
Still fresh after all these years. Reminds one that strange things can happen when thereare a few nutty people around in the White House
Clever, but we couldn't get into it!
One of the best political satires, ever. Hasn't lost its grip. On the contrary: In the context of the Iraq war, the film seems to have gained a frightening relevance to the present.
I know it's supposed to be a classic, but it didn't quite do it for me. Peter Sellers is still brilliant - no doubt about that. He plays all of his characters perfectly.
Superb. The clear high point in the careers of both Kubrick and Sellers. An absolute must see.
A true cinematic classic from the legendary Stanley Kubric, it is a superb parody of the cold war and the dependency on nuclear weapons, and what might go wrong if people start to get funny ideas. Peter Sellers is superb in three of the main roles.