Iron Man
Iron Man (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 2008
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93%
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91%



Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey make this smart, high impact superhero movie one that even non-comics fans can enjoy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Downey is at his charismatic best, rendering believable Stark's transformation from self-indulgent jerk to socially conscious crusader.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

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.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

At the end of the day it's Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies.

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Margaret Barton-Fumo
Stop Smiling

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.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

A supremely confident, well-tooled entertainment. It's bound to be the early pace-maker for the oncoming glut of summer blockbusters.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The gadgetry is absolutely dazzling, the action is mostly exhilarating, the comedy is scintillating and the whole enormous enterprise throbs with dramatic energy.

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Total Film

This is buoyant, bright, a constant breeze. But still it hovers somewhere on the superhero-adap spectrum between the good and the great.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was one of the best super hero movies ive seen yet. Robert Downey
xGary Xx
Playboy and weapons manufacturer Tony Stark is captured by terrorists and builds a robotic suit of armour to escape. When he returns to find his company has… More
Phil Hubbs
I admit, I was expecting this to be dreadful but I was wrong, its amazingly very good. The usual obvious origins story line of course with everything you tend… More
Jennifer D
This was really not half bad. Nice effects and good acting on Downey's part.
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Without a dull moment, Iron Man is a triumph of an action movie due to great action sequences and an excellent, charismatic performance from Robert Downey Jr.
KJ Proulx
Having one of the most admirable backstories in the history of Marvel Studios, Iron Man comes out on top as an explosive action film that has so much heart. It… More

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