Movies starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Spoiler Note: The review is “spoiler lite” with nothing beyond what has been shown in the trailer and other officially sanctioned pre-release material. However, although I don’t reveal any cameos that are in the film, I mention some that are...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2022-05-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Action/Horror
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Note: This review contains no overt spoilers beyond what can be found in the trailers and other officially sanctioned publicity material. However, if you read between the lines, you may sniff out a few things. Proceed with caution. Spider-Man: No ...

Run Time: 2:28
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-04-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, J.K. Simmons, ...
Power of the Dog, The

Powerful and bruising at its best, The Power of the Dog excels at character development – something that has always been in director Jane Campion’s wheelhouse. The pacing, however, is uneven. The movie is slow to start and ends on a note that ...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Disturbing Images, Nudity)
Genre: Western/Drama
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, ...
Electrical Life of Louis Wain, The

Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), a product of late 19th Century England, drew pictures of cats. All sorts of cats – big cats, small cats, wild cats, tame cats. Most were anthropomorphized, although some more than others. Wain’s cat drawi...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mental Illness)
Genre: Drama
Director: Will Sharpe
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, ...
Courier, The

To this day, there remains uncertainty as to the value of the intelligence information provided by Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Was he, as the official narrative asserts, the highest-ranking Sov...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, ...
Current War, The

You may have seen a trailer for The Current War a couple of years ago – that’s because, in its original incarnation, it was expected to reach theaters during the 2017 Oscar Season. One of the planned year-end releases of the now-defunct Th...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, ...
Grinch, The

The 1966 animated TV Christmas special, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” is as perfect an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book as one is likely to find. Featuring an iconic vocal performance by Boris Karloff (doing double-duty as the narrator...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, ...
Avengers: Infinity War

Minimal spoilers. There are some vague references to things that happen and the usual discussion about plot elements available via trailers and pre-release clips, but I have tried to remain as “spoiler-lite” as possible. As always, however...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, ...
Doctor Strange

Strange comic book fans, rejoice! Your hero has finally made it into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse and with that comes the potential of reboots aplenty. The shenanigans we saw in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies and the X-Men series may now lie ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, ...
Black Mass

For Black Mass, Johnny Depp has dusted off his A-game, which has lain dormant for far too long. The actor's transformative portrayal of Whitey Bulger reminds us that Depp, when motivated, can do impressive work. By inhabiting the character rather...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...