Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 (2010)

In "Iron Man 2," the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It isn't quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

As for the actual grand finale, Downey Jr. and Cheadle seem like they're already network gaming the PS3 release instead of facing any actual threat, and Rourke goes out like a chump.

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Laremy Legel

It's enjoyable to see a quality superhero dynamically and enthusiastically rendered.

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Aaron Asadi

It too frequently seems that Iron Man's battles could simply be replaced with a scene featuring Stark and his opponent measuring their respective suit's RAM, with a glance towards their supporting company's share prices.

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Tom Charity

The whiz-bang stuff here -- while never less than slick -- doesn't produce anything we haven't seen before.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rourke puts a human face, albeit a bashed one, on comic book villainy.

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Will Leitch

It's much more fun to create a franchise than to doggedly sustain it.

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Rafer Guzman

The best scenes are still the ones with Downey and Gwyneth Paltrow (as Stark's charm-resistant assistant, Pepper Potts), or just Downey alone. The rest feels like padding, which is something a sleek-suited superhero shouldn't need.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Even the director...seems to view the heavy clanking of mechanized men as a bit of a chore: the kind of well-prepared yet unremarkable meat course that must inevitably follow the delightful amuse bouche of Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Stark.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Throws down the armored gauntlet to all the other summer blockbusters - bring your "A" game or be content being the season's second best movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not as awesome as the first one but a whole bunch of ass kicking goodness involved!! Cant wait for Thor, Captain American and the Avengers.
Al S
An enjoyable but overall letdown of a sequel with too many extra and irrelevant characters and stories and just goes a little too over the top with hitting the… More
Ross Collins
It's enjoyable watching Downey Jr's Tony Stark in action again, with some nice set pieces like the Monaco GP (where he meets real-life Stark: Elon… More
Wildaly M
Not as great as the first one but a welcomed sequel. More exciting action.
Phil Hubbs
Don't listen to current reviews of this being boring in the middle and not as fun as the first. True its slower than the first and hasn't got as much… More
KJ Proulx
Just as good, if not better than the original. The story from the original may be the origins, but the action is much improved and the heart is displayed to be… More