• Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man

Release Date: May 2nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2008

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Leslie Bibb, Sayed Badreya

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Action , Science fiction , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Paramount, Marvel Enterprises

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Amusing, Intense, Escape, 2000s, Transformation, Soldier, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Downey plays off his own bad-boy image wonderfully. The writers give him great lines to work with and ditto that for his Girl Friday, Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts, whose own svelte lines cannot be improved on. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    You hire an actor for his strengths, and Downey would not be strong as a one-dimensional mighty-man. He is strong because he is smart, quick and funny, and because we sense his public persona masks deep private wounds. By building on that, Favreau found his movie, and it's a good one. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The gadgetry is absolutely dazzling, the action is mostly exhilarating, the comedy is scintillating and the whole enormous enterprise, spawned by Marvel comics, throbs with dramatic energy because the man inside the shiny red robotic rig is a daring choice for an action hero, and an inspired one. show more

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Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)