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Based on 44 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 78 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    For all the clanking armies of iron knights on display to dazzle the eager kid in each of us, this summer epic rings hollow. There's no one home inside the suit. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Violent and nonsensical, with story elements in contradiction, it is lifted up by the efforts of the actors, who try to put a human face on the blockbuster machinery and almost succeed. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The rambunctious Iron Man 3 is a briskly paced thrill ride until about 90 minutes in, when the excitement wanes. A few late-breaking surprises re-invigorate the tale, however. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The third iteration of a franchise that began so well becomes a hollow hymn to martial gadgetry. The suits and story clank in unison. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A big, kabooming sequel that plays sleight-of-hand with its audience. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It sharply fuses the humor and heart of the earlier films with a satisfyingly heavy-metal strength — and a darkness that’s more than earned. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Black and his co-screenwriter, first-timer Drew Pearce, have great fun reshuffling the deck, teasing about who might occupy what superhero suit and morphing the story along with identity revelations and expansions of the dramatic horizons; the well-chosen cast members respond in kind with virtually palpable glee. show more

  • 83
    William Goss

    Downey, Jr. remains a rightfully cherished smartass figure, having as much a ball with Black’s one-liners as he had in “KKBB,” and he sells Tony’s newfound post-traumatic vulnerability more credibly than the film does. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Thanks to Downey’s genius, Iron Man 3 is equally terrific, whether Tony’s fending off an army of villains or bantering with a kid in a shed on a cold, snowy night. show more

  • 88
    Chris Cabin Slant Magazine

    A madly creative, darkly comical, and fiendishly self-aware actioner with muscle to spare. show more

  • April 29, 2014 ax00000000193795
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    Iron Man 3 sparks into Theaters starks Out of all the movie premieres I've been too, this particular one was very…different. Like any other movie premieres', the movie usually has a 12:00 a.m. showing on the premiere night but Iron Man 3 showed at 10:00 p.m. We arrived at the theater an hour and an half early because we thought the line was going to be long and packed. We were baffled to see at the ticket booth that there was no line outside the door. Nobody was at the concessions stand, nothing, it was like a ghost town in there. Once we were directed to the designated theater of the movie, us and plus a few other people, we were the only ones in there. When we sat down, we had another hour and fifteen minutes until the movie started. We were there way too early. Once it hit about 9:50 p.m., that’s when a lot of people start coming in the theater and by the time the movie started, the theater was packed. The title screen opened with the familiar flipping of different superheroes from the Marvel comic books turning into the big red and white Marvel logo. The movie opens with main character flashing back to a 1999 New Year's Party, when the very young, handsome, and bad-mannered Tony Stark (Iron Man) first meets Aldrich Killian. He tries to recruit him to his company Advanced Idea Mechanics. Killian fails to get Tony on board and the result of broken his promises; Killian is left on the roof embarrassed. That situation started the bomb that would blow up in Tony's face, fifteen years later (present day). Throughout the movie, Tony Stark is battling with insomnia, inability to fall asleep and panic attacks that ties back to his experience Avengers movie. That’s the least of his problems. The character of Iron Man goes through a huge character change when the bomb of Killian blows up with the creation of the Mandarin. Stark has to battle the Mandarin along with his obsession of the Iron Man suits. Stark has to choose between his suits, his prized possessions, or Pepper, the one person he can’t live without. When Stark has no access to his suits anymore, he has to use his brain to make weapons out of scraps. With his world crashing all around him, he comes to the realization that he is Iron Man with or without the suits. At the end Iron Man he destroys all his suits and gets the shrapnel removed from his chest showing his dedication to Pepper. The graphics, animations, and the plot line, in my opinion, were amazing. I really love how the story picks up after “The Avengers”; it gives the movie a little bit of background. The graphics and animations are so surreal that it makes the viewing audience feel as they too can also be a superhero. I

  • September 21, 2013 kx00000000165659
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    This film was undoubtedly awesome! Even if its ratings go down, nothing can change the fact that it was undoubtedly awesome!

  • September 02, 2013 koskos2001
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    its a good movie but some of it is just plane dume, you know.

  • July 21, 2013 fi00000000159010
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    Better than Iron Man 2.

  • July 15, 2013 poshlimos
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    I thought it was Good! The story and the Tongue in cheek humor always keep me captivated.

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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    Loved it just as much as the first two

  • June 23, 2013 au00000000154360
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    good all around movie. although the STSD. that \"iron man\" expirences seems off compaired to the movie advengers, when he just didnt show any sort of problem. i even went back to watch advengers to try and figure it out

  • June 21, 2013 wkcourt1
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    If you liked the first Iron Man movie see this one. It does not happen oftern when the 2nd sequal is as good as (or maybe better) than the the original.

  • June 17, 2013 kh00000000153413
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    It wasn\'t quite as good as I hoped but still entertaining.

  • June 01, 2013 ks00000000151876
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    First let me tell all that I really enjoyed both, Iron Man 1 and 2. Sadly I report that Iron Man 3 is a major disappointment. Uncharactoristally to I/M 1 and 2, three has a weak irrelevant story line. The villans are beyond exagerated possibility. The ending left me not interested in seeing a I/M 4. I hope that I/M 3 turns out to be a bad Tony Stark dream. One thing I know for me is that I/M 3 was a nightmare.


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