• Iron Man (2008) Rating & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Until a final conflict that more resembles a monster-truck jam than a superhero showdown, Iron Man is solid gold. show more

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