Iron Man 3 Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
It's nothing but a collection of superhero clichés made marginally palatable by Robert Downey Jr.'s endless charm and charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
May 1, 2013
This film resembles its protagonist Tony Stark: its overblown, convoluted and seemingly disconnected to anything that has come before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
May 2, 2013
The first film might have been able to get by on charm alone, but the mechanical feeling of this entry will more than likely leave you cold and indifferent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
May 2, 2013
A superhero in film is only as good as his villain. And that's a critical problem for Iron Man 3.
Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film
May 3, 2013
A movie so block-headed, so aimlessly busy, you'd think Michael Bay directed the thing. Actually, that would be an upgrade.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 16, 2013
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
May 2, 2013
It's hard not to wish Downey were sparring with his costumed comrades again, instead of trading barbs with the far-less-colorful cast members-old and new-of this busy, sporadically diverting sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
May 2, 2013
With superhero movies, over time the mythology gets junked up with tertiary characters and leftover storylines. Tony Stark & Co. have taken the Iron Man franchise as far as it can go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
December 17, 2013
Iron Man 3 is an decent movie that really should have been far better with this pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 3, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2013
It's not without its payoffs; I enjoyed a lot of it. But overall last year's Avengers delivered the bombastic goods more efficiently than this year's Marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2013
The third iteration of a franchise that began so well becomes a hollow hymn to martial gadgetry. The suits and story clank in unison.
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
April 25, 2013
Shane Black's perfunctory, fatigued film will suffice for the fans who have to have their regular cinematic superhero fix, but will leave others generally unmoved.
Phil Villarreal
COED.com
May 1, 2013
Iron Man loses his clothes more often than a Kardsashian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
GeekNation
April 30, 2013
Iron Man 3 isn't a Blockbuster, it's a Blandbuster -- boring and safe and riddled with plot holes and filled with product placement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
May 2, 2013
At this point, franchise fatigue definitely takes over.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 23, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
May 3, 2013
Iron Man 3 is a primer on how not to handle a superhero sequel--but Paltrow's abs look great!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer
May 1, 2013
Stupid and messy. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World has to go. Pepper must take "Happy" with her.
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
April 23, 2013
The third installment in the game-changing Iron Man trilogy takes all the hard work done by Marvel Studios in creating a rich, thoughtful but never po-faced cinematic universe, and turns it into a big joke.
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