• Released
  • May 2, 2008
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 6 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 31,829 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Robert Downey Jr. stars in a big screen version of the comic book.

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Critic Ratings

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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The gadgetry is absolutely dazzling, the action is mostly exhilarating, the comedy is scintillating and the whole enormous enterprise,...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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,...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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,...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Until a final conflict that more resembles a monster-truck jam than a superhero showdown, Iron Man is solid gold.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Even at his coolest, Downey's Iron Man remains a ghostly, neurotic crusader -- one whose life, in the Marvel tradition, has become a grand...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The result is the first comic-book movie in a while that actually feels like a classic comic book: fast, furious and flip. Forget about...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An action sci-fi blockbuster extravaganza that provides cartoon thrills for thinking people. It's the best movie of its kind since the...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Iron Man's biggest strength is that the fantastically armored suit doesn't overpower the intriguingly flawed character encased within.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Downey appears to like all this make-believe. Even the clunky dialogue sounds witty out of his mouth. This is not a part that makes great...
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Best movie

By frankyghosts
My all time favorite movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Great action, lots of style, some iffy stuff.
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