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Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robert Downey Jr. gives a nicely sardonic performance as Tony Stark, a rich playboy and the brilliant heir to his father's weapons manufacturing dynasty."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Downey is at his charismatic best, rendering believable Stark's transformation from self-indulgent jerk to socially conscious crusader."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Iron Man never feels like a laboured prologue that's simply laying the groundwork for further instalments. It's a zippy, action-packed adventure in its own right, boasting top-drawer special effects and some cracking action sequences."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"Iron Man is better when Robert Downey Jr. is alone on the screen than when he's sharing it. It's when those inconvenient other people show up that the movie loses its way."
‑ Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week
"Indeed, the entire script is a thing of beauty. Stark possesses a bone-dry sense of humor that reveals itself throughout the film."
‑ Patrick Rollens, Paste Magazine
"There are a few scenes in Iron Man that make you realize why we rely on giant studios and big budgets come the summer months."
‑ Laremy Legel, Film.com
"At the end of the day it's Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Iron Man trumps his morally compromised, brooding heroic brethren with the best setback of them all: He has no superpowers. He's just a man with a smart mouth and a head for figures in a really cool, practically indestructible iron suit."
‑ Margaret Barton-Fumo, Stop Smiling
"The key, of course, is Downey, who effortlessly conveys that his newfound sense of responsibility isn't going to stop him from having a good time, and in doing so, Iron Man makes saving the world look like fun again."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Why did Iron Man seem so slight to me when I've watched it on my computer? Quite possibly these "event" pictures need a huge screen and a pounding sound system to convince viewers of their worth."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"A supremely confident, well-tooled entertainment. It's bound to be the early pace-maker for the oncoming glut of summer blockbusters."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"The gadgetry is absolutely dazzling, the action is mostly exhilarating, the comedy is scintillating and the whole enormous enterprise throbs with dramatic energy."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"This is buoyant, bright, a constant breeze. But still it hovers somewhere on the superhero-adap spectrum between the good and the great."
‑ , Total Film
"In an exemplary piece of casting, Downey Jr gives a powerhouse performance, adding depth and believability to his character as both self-indulgent waster and do-gooder superhero."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"A grand superhero movie that features a brilliant performance by Robert Downey Jr., in one of his best roles."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
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