This film has to be viewed in context - it's over 45 years old!
On one level it's an engaging, funny, well acted & directed film. Strong in all aspects it's a fun and yet deep film that all are sure to enjoy. Worth buying for the superb acting and brilliant directing alone.
On another level it's a massively important film, released at the height of the cold war when the world was just hours from instant destruction, when the US took it upon itself to goad and harry the USSR, and we all stood to lose everything at any time. Dr Strangelove provided a wicked satire on the cold war and was fundamental in shaping attitudes to that conflict, it played an important part in ensuring that the war never went 'hot'.