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Iron Man Reviews

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May 5, 2008
Downey acquits himself well enough during the action sequences in 'Iron Man,' but there just aren't enough of them and the existing ones could use a boost.
May 7, 2008
Sporting a novel brand of swinger superhero, Iron Man's got goofy Robert Downey Jr. wisecracking his way through unlikely feats and fantasy politics, with all the determination of someone who just wandered in from the corner bar.
April 25, 2008
Light on both CGI and moral quandaries, [it posesses] neither the zip and sparkle of a Spider-Man nor the brooding existential subtexts of Batman Begins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2008
Iron Man ... is really a four-act play in a three-act movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 8, 2008
...suffers from an uneven and increasingly oppressive structure that ultimately negates the film's few positive attributes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 5, 2008
Too slow on the take off
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 5, 2008
Hoping to blend comic book superhero thrills ... with the relevance of the real war-torn world, 'Iron Man,' directed by Jon Favreau, fails at both endeavors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2013
Why did Iron Man seem so slight to me when I've watched it on my computer? Quite possibly these "event" pictures need a huge screen and a pounding sound system to convince viewers of their worth.
April 28, 2008
There's a slightly depressed, going-through-the-motions feel to the entire show.
May 1, 2008
Downey's unbeatable charisma makes these problems less troublesome than they would be otherwise, but wouldn't it be nice if they didn't exist at all?
May 1, 2008
Toggling between Stark's impish goatee and Iron Man's full-metal body condom, and amid so many generic fireballs, kill shots and earsplitting thumps, bumps and crunches, the film finally collapses under its own weight.
May 2, 2008
Despite the convulsively jittery address to the role, [Downey] is never in the smallest degree engaging in the way director Jon Favreau appears to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2008
Though he's been given A-list treatment...Iron Man can't escape being a little--dare I say it?--tinny....It doesn't crash, but it doesn't soar, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 2, 2008
When Iron Man is zooming above bejewelled southern California, I expected a thundering lyricism but instead settled for some routine CGI stunts. I suppose it's asking too much for a great actor to be matched up with a great director.
May 7, 2008
Garden-variety pop heroism/wish-fulfillment marinated in Robert Downey Jr.'s effortless insouciant sauce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 7, 2008
Iron Man is a dispiriting attempt to apply superficial principles to inherently silly kid culture.
June 9, 2015
Director Jon Favreau tries to enliven the story with comic elements, but the plot trudges along a well-trodden path to a weary conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2015
The real joy of Iron Man is its humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2015
While Iron Man seems to be an OK comic-book flick, I wish it could've been just as sparkling as Downey's performance. But hey, it could've been worse.
May 14, 2014
Iron Man trumps his morally compromised, brooding heroic brethren with the best setback of them all: He has no superpowers. He's just a man with a smart mouth and a head for figures in a really cool, practically indestructible iron suit.
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