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fan reviews ( 72 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Favreau supplies the go-go-go that makes the movie stratospherically entertaining, even without 3-D. But it's the promiscuously talented Downey who adds the grace notes that make Iron Man 2 something to remember. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A better-than-average follow-up, but Tony doesn't suit up enough. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The action sequences are fun, though not as exhilarating as in the 2008 original, and the dialogue can be zingy. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Intimacy has vanished from the relationship between Tony and Pepper, and grace has been stricken from the movie as a whole. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At its best, it's shaggily enjoyable and enjoyably shaggy. It's like steroids on steroids with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, disarming arms industrialist, tossing off one-liners like comic grenades. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Iron Man 2 sets gold standard for sequels thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s Stark performance. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Well, that didn't take long. Everything fun and terrific about "Iron Man," a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The big problem with Iron Man 2, maybe, is that it so dutifully gives the people what they want, instead of giving them what they didn’t know they wanted. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A polished, high-ozone sequel, not as good as the original but building once again on a quirky performance by Robert Downey Jr. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's difficult to say whether the main problem with Iron Man 2 is that it suffers from too much plot or too little. show more

  • February 27, 2011 mvbbanks
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    I find Robert Downey Jr. to be the finest and most talented actor of all time. He's also the greatest role model for someone like myself who wants to become an actress/actor. I think IRON MAN 2 is just one of RDJ's movies that proves he and director Jon Favreau truley have everything an actor and director need to be the best and shows the real meaning of success and how to make an award winning film while loving every moment of it. I think thier work says that hard work always pays off and in the end, you have something to be proud of. RDJ should be proud of every film he's ever been in and Favreau shoud be proud of his oustanding work as well. I hope they make more movies together! IRON MAN 2 demonstraits a great deal of practically every possible special effects including the outstanding acting from the actors themselves and its all amaizing and worth seeing. No doubt this movie, RDJ and Favreau deserve an award!!!! And Great work to the rest of the cast and crew!

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
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  • October 29, 2010 GeorgeGray9401
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    iron man 2 was a very good movie. it had lots of action. and good actors. thay should make a 3

  • October 18, 2010 rikrubin
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    absolute crap, dont waste your time. ********** it. first one was awesome, this one is downey jr waving his hands all through the movie, commanding a computer to create a new element.

  • August 26, 2010 Velasco702
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    transformers can beat iron man iron man sucks

  • August 18, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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    it is good a lot boring i like 1 beter

  • July 29, 2010 Wadis Place
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    This movie was better than the first. It had some substance to it. The action scenes were great. I saw it at an after-************* per ticket, movie theater. It was an exciting story.

  • July 09, 2010 Visornotes
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    Favreau and Downey Jr collaborate well. Movie $$ was well spent. Your eye sight gets a well deserved workout !

  • July 05, 2010 Somekhan
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    its ok, therre were parts in the trailer that were not in the movie! that sucked

  • June 22, 2010 hrodi007
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    This movie is a good movie. I liked this one better than the 1st one.


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