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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Iron Man 3 is an ominously exciting, shoot-the-works comic-book spectacular.
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88

Slant Magazine

By Chris Cabin
A madly creative, darkly comical, and fiendishly self-aware actioner with muscle to spare.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Thanks to Downey’s genius, Iron Man 3 is equally terrific, whether Tony’s fending off an army of villains or bantering with a kid in a shed on a cold, snowy night.
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83

Film.com

By William Goss
Downey, Jr. remains a rightfully cherished smartass figure, having as much a ball with Black’s one-liners as he had in “KKBB,” and he sells Tony’s newfound post-traumatic vulnerability more credibly than the film does.
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80

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Iron Man 3 is smart, funny and spectacular.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Black and his co-screenwriter, first-timer Drew Pearce, have great fun reshuffling the deck, teasing about who might occupy what superhero suit and morphing the story along with identity revelations and expansions of the dramatic horizons; the well-chosen cast members respond in kind with virtually palpable glee.
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80

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
Black has an instinctive feel for balancing action set-pieces against the passages of soap-opera that are required to make them matter.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The rambunctious Iron Man 3 is a briskly paced thrill ride until about 90 minutes in, when the excitement wanes. A few late-breaking surprises re-invigorate the tale, however.
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50

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Iron Man 3 is more perfunctory and workmanlike than its two predecessors, but this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.
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50

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
The big problems with Iron Man 3 are less specific to the movie itself than they are characteristic of the hypermalaise that’s infected so many current mega-blockbusters—too much plot, too much action, too many characters, too many pseudo-feelings.
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62 out of 100
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