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Iron Man 3 (2013)

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78

Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 280
Fresh: 219 | Rotten: 61

With the help of its charismatic lead, some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises, Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon.

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Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 17

With the help of its charismatic lead, some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises, Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon.

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Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the

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Iron Man 3 has good things in it, enough to please the series' fans -- and yet too many drawbacks to win many converts.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The trouble is that, as the plot quickens, any cleverness withdraws, to make way for the firecrackers of the climax. That is not Black's forte, and his movie duly slumps into a mess.

May 6, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Shane Black excels at writing witty, self-referential, pop-infused banter, and there is no actor working today who is better suited to delivering it than Robert Downey Jr.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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Iron Man 3 feels like an exploitative mulching of present-day anxieties. The script is ambitious but not wise enough to be rightfully cathartic. It's more Cuisinart than art.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post
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The action, directed by Shane Black, ranges from passable to interminable.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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Black is good at giving his heroes a morbid, self-hating edge and even better at coming up with hateable villains.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Vulture
Vulture
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Robert Downey Jr. is clearly having a blast playing a more sardonic Tony Stark.

January 22, 2014 Full Review Source: The Verge
The Verge

The movie works mainly due to its acting.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Iron Man 3 is an decent movie that really should have been far better with this pedigree.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

Downey is a brilliant actor who somehow manages to portray Tony Stark as traumatised without losing the character's laidback and comedic quality.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Writer/director Shane Black... brings sharp snarky humor and some welcome psychological depth to the Iron Man franchise, which faded in an exhausting second installment after the exhilarating original.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

The film's true strength is a snappy, whip-smart wit

September 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Us Weekly
Us Weekly

Robert Downey, Jr. makes Iron Man one of the most entertaining superheroes in the Marvel movie universe.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

The most mature of the "Iron Man" films by far.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Marvel Studios lets director Black off the leash for this third installment, and while the result is edgier, sexier, and more dangerous than what has come before, you may not recognize Tony Stark as the man from the long-running comic.

August 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

Funnier and smoother, more surprising, defter at being creative while still working within the confines of the superhero formula.

July 12, 2013 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

It's Iron Man 3's sneaky exposé of superhero cool--on the outside, a wisecracking warrior; on the inside, an anxiety-attacked guy who tries to insulate himself with arrogance--that brings this blockbuster down to sympathetic size.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

There's little doubt that Iron Man Three, in its early stages, fares a whole lot better than one might've anticipated...

July 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A generous step up from its predecessor, the various twists aren't exactly as expected, but you'll still have fun getting there.

June 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Packed with virtually non-stop action from start to finish, "Iron Man 3" is the best film in the "Iron Man" series and among the best Marvel-inspired films ever

June 13, 2013 Full Review Source: MediaMikes
MediaMikes

Features an interesting, angst-ridden psychological sub-text rarely found in blockbuster films.

June 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

This may be the lightest, most entertaining cinematic exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder yet.

May 31, 2013 Full Review Source: MLive.com
MLive.com

The finale is explosive, but Iron Man has some rusty patches too

May 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

The way Black surrenders the movie's edginess to the generic onslaught of flashy visuals is a mild disappointment.

May 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

A regression in the usual strong work from Marvel Studios, Iron Man 3 suffers from director Shane Black's mishandling of this popular superhero character.

May 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Iron Man 3

When i first saw this film i enjoyed it very much, now not so much, Its an abused sequel that decides to take a darker turn without really being dark and replaces the characters arch nemesis with an army of characters that just mock the human torch. Kingsley and Pearce are great as the films lead baddies but not even they can make this picture work. Downey Jr. of course is brilliant but the approach with the characters and the story font really serve it well and makes for a worthy disappointment, not he conclusion to the trilogy that i would of hoped
February 25, 2014
allan913

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You would think that after 5 or 6 DECADES of comic books (I'm leaving Greek and Norse mythology out of it) that the chief idea behind them would be child's play to figure out, but unfortunately Hollywood has proven time and again that often simple things are not as easy as they look. But its safe to say that now Hollywood gets it. They finally get it.
Rocking and rolling all over the place, Iron Man 3 is but one of the latest examples. Multi-leveled, multi-charactered, and loads and loads of action, rip-snortin', hoot hollerin' action, it even seemed as if they weren't trying so hard, that they actually had fun making the thing. I certainly had fun watching it.
Me likey.
December 31, 2013
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

The fact that it manages to be entertaining, especially in its first half, compensates for the flawed script that even comes up with a pathetic post-traumatic panic attack for our hero. Still, it never raises the stakes to make us believe that there is a serious danger involved.
August 29, 2013
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

four stars...
August 18, 2013
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    1. Aldrich Killian: Let's face it: you didn't deserve her. I could've made her perfect.
    2. Tony Stark: You're right... I don't deserve her. But here's where you're wrong- she was already perfect.
    – Submitted by Melissa Jane K (2 months ago)
    1. Tony Stark/Iron Man: Jarvis, target Extremis heat signatures. Disable with extreme prejudice. .
    2. Jarvis: [echoing through the suits] Yes, sir...
    – Submitted by Private U (6 months ago)
    1. Colonel James Rhodes: Tony, I swear to God, I'm going to blow his face off.
    – Submitted by Augustine S (7 months ago)
    1. Tony Stark: Alright, here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna spot. Ready?
    2. Colonel James Rhodes: What'd you see?
    3. Tony Stark: Too fast, nothing. Here we go.
    – Submitted by Augustine S (7 months ago)
    1. Jarvis: Good evening, Colonel. Can I give you a lift?
    2. Colonel James Rhodes: Very funny.
    – Submitted by Augustine S (7 months ago)
    1. Tony Stark: What are you waiting for? It's Christmas. Take 'em to church.
    – Submitted by Augustine S (7 months ago)
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