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Iron Man 2 Synopsis
The superhero (Robert Downey) must forge new alliances and confront a powerful enemy.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Iron Man 2 sets gold standard for sequels thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s Stark performance.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Favreau supplies the go-go-go that makes the movie stratospherically entertaining, even without 3-D. But it's the promiscuously talented...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At its best, it's shaggily enjoyable and enjoyably shaggy. It's like steroids on steroids with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, disarming...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The big problem with Iron Man 2, maybe, is that it so dutifully gives the people what they want, instead of giving them what they didn’t...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Robert Downey Jr. looks as hung over in Iron Man 2 as he seemed drunk in “Iron Man.’’ He does his share of drinking this time, too. And the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The action sequences are fun, though not as exhilarating as in the 2008 original, and the dialogue can be zingy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Downey's head and heart are in the right place, but the movie is more in pieces than whole, and more about iron than about men.
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San Francisco Chronicle

A better-than-average follow-up, but Tony doesn't suit up enough.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Intimacy has vanished from the relationship between Tony and Pepper, and grace has been stricken from the movie as a whole.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Well, that didn't take long. Everything fun and terrific about "Iron Man," a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its...
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Iron followup

By moodrojam
I watched an advanced screening and this is an excellent followup. There's a good dose of action and comedy, with a mix of drama and pinch of suspense. Although the film is not 100% faithful to the...

Fun sequel

By redyeah
The story was interesting and kept my attention, but there was not as much action as I thought. But now I'm not sure if that is a bad thing. I like the fact that being a superhero does not have to...

Iron Man 2 (67/100)

By phillyeaglesfan769
Iron Man 2 is the sequel to Marvel's Iron Man, which follows the story of Tony Stark/Iron Man. This movie was dry in some areas and the villian was not that intimidating. This movie however did open...


By sergal
S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian educated and licensed...

The Hit Sequel...

By the_flick_reviewing_king
Robert Drowney Jr. rocked theaters last summer with the first Iron Man and dont think the second one will do any less. Im a little disappointed at the loss of one of thier cast members but hey its...

Iron Man 2 Movie Review

By Asianfreak
83 out of 100 A fun blockbuster that entertains the audience in every way. It's action-packed, funny and thrilling. Even though it's less high-stakes than the previous it still magic mover with the...

Iron Man 2 is a great action pack and fun filled adventure that will be a great joy to all that see it!

By thesilentcat4
Iron Man 2 was a great movie. The all-star cast that fills Iron Man 2 does a great job at their roles. Also with the comedy that is always brought by Downey Jr., it makes this movie all the more...

Iron Man 2 Movie Review

By spencerhutapea
75 out of 100 An exceptional sequel with not so spectacular elements as the first one but still delivers lots of action, fun and another good build-up to the Avengers....

Iron Man Returns

By Scruffitude
It's rare to say that a sequel is better than the original, but Iron Man 2 improves on the original in just about every way. The plot is superb. We know who Tony Stark is and here we get to see a...

Just as fun as 1

By wakedude137
The movie keeps the light hearted fun tone established in #1 and adds some great new characters to the bunch. Favreau is able to once again create great chemistry among the actors that makes you feel...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Language, Intense Sci-Fi Action and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.
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