World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
A generous step up from its predecessor, the various twists aren't exactly as expected, but you'll still have fun getting there.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
| Original Score: 5/5
Features an interesting, angst-ridden psychological sub-text rarely found in blockbuster films.
| Original Score: B
This may be the lightest, most entertaining cinematic exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder yet.
| Original Score: 3/4
The finale is explosive, but Iron Man has some rusty patches too
The way Black surrenders the movie's edginess to the generic onslaught of flashy visuals is a mild disappointment.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The elements that were once daring are starting to feel statistically approved - and tired.
| Original Score: 6/10
Terrorist and anxiety attacks prove equally dismaying to Marvel's 'man in a can' in this witty, satisfying sequel.
Iron Hot with action
| Original Score: 3/5
... best Iron Man yet thanks to Shane Black, who pushes characterization, clever plot twists, not computer effects ... Downey, for a change, drops his guard, shows the heart beneath the armor
It's the funniest superhero film, and it doesn't feel like it's pandering. That's the power of Downey, Jr. and now Shane Black.
| Original Score: 8/10
A palatable entertainment... rests on the strength of the principals
| Original Score: B-
Are you sick of superheroes? No, of course you are not, cinema audiences are lapping up any caped crusader movies. But I am, especially when Tony Stark is an angst ridden shambles suffering from performance anxiety. What's so super about that?
| Original Score: 3/10
| Original Score: 3.75/5
We can trust in Tony Stark, even when he's falling apart and can't trust himself.
For anyone familiar with Shane Black's work, it's not long before a strong case of deja vu sets in.
It's nothing but a collection of superhero clichés made marginally palatable by Robert Downey Jr.'s endless charm and charisma.
| Original Score: C-
The real enjoyment here comes when Shane Black's sensibilities take over during the middle hour.
what it does it does quite well, providing a satisfying sense of escapism while reminding us that such pleasures don't have to be saturated with overkill and completely devoid of relevance