Iron Man (2008) Synopsis
Robert Downey Jr. stars in a big screen version of the comic book.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Iron Man was awesome

By shortcake_freak
I really liked Iron Man. It had something for everyone. Action, romance, great special effects, super cast, and it was funny. I would recommend it to almost anyone....

I am Iron Man - I wish!

By saintandrew
When I was a dopey fifth grader, before I discovered girls, I spent a lot of time in my room reading Marvel Comics. I had my favorites. Johnny Flame - The Human Torch, The Silver Surfer, Iron Man,...

The Best movie by far in 08

By sexyred1982
I was skeptical at first being that I never followed Iron Man comics but after reading reviews I decided to go. It was like a breath of fresh air. This is definitely worth going to see....

iron man es espanol

By argmiami
Esta pelicula contiene muy buenos efectos especiales, pero al mismo tiempo fue muy extensa, ecenas muy largas que se podrian haber evitado, digamos que al comienzo y al final esta muy bien hecha pero...

In My Top 5 Superhero Movies of All Time

By kstross
I saw a private screening today, and the hype is for real. This movie is great! Downey Jr. is perfectly cast as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. I was familiar with the original Iron Man...


By kel904
WOW..I have always loved Robert Downey Jr., but now, not only is he a great actor, but also a very very sexy superhero. This movie is so exciting and clever..full of edge of your seat action and...


By ghostbuster1
Iron man was awesome. They did a great job! When you go see this movie, stay after the credits!!!! Its worth the wait!!...

o you who put "OH NO!"

By stix&stones
Sorry, but to those who put, "OH NO!" for this movie, why not tell people why you say that.. Doesn't help anyone. Maybe your just too dumb to understand the movie. No sense of humor....


I just saw the press preview of this superbly scripted well-crafted, coolly-engineered intelligent movie that contains a barely veiled anti-war stance. MARVEL Ent. and Paramount Pictures managed to...

One Hell of a kick

By crowsticky
Iron Man will be the best of 2008. The making of the robots is cool and fantastic. Jon Favreau had a great decision to put Robert Drowney Jr. as Tony Stark. He's Hillarious 2 be him. It's been taken...

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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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