Reviews

Sep 7, 2017
The movie does exactly what a blockbuster should--entertain.
Sep 5, 2017
Better than Iron Man 2.
Jun 21, 2016
Beyond all the explosions and action set pieces and 3D wizardry, you can still hear a writer with a distinctive, entertaining voice.
Jul 13, 2015
With Jon Favreau, director of the previous Iron Man films, still around in his sidekick role as Happy Hogan, continuity is maintained, but Black does bring his own, mostly comic chops to the saga.
Apr 23, 2015
While Iron Man 3 is a huge improvement over the second installment, certain story elements that rip the comics to shreds will anger many fans.
Dec 17, 2013
Iron Man 3 has good things in it, enough to please the series' fans -- and yet too many drawbacks to win many converts.
Dec 17, 2013
Downey is a brilliant actor who somehow manages to portray Tony Stark as traumatised without losing the character's laidback and comedic quality.
Sep 22, 2013
The film's true strength is a snappy, whip-smart wit
May 6, 2013
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 3, 2013
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
Director Shane Black balances superior action and visual-effects set-pieces with passages that depend on the acting chops of the talented cast...
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.
May 3, 2013
The action, directed by Shane Black, ranges from passable to interminable.
May 3, 2013
Iron Man 3 follows a psychologically tormented hero who has light-hearted fun while engaging in cartoonish mayhem and uncovering corruption that reflects on contemporary politics. If that sentence sounded like a mouthful, just imagine the movie.
May 3, 2013
Black is good at giving his heroes a morbid, self-hating edge and even better at coming up with hateable villains.
May 3, 2013
After a while, the steady diet of tongue-in-cheek starts to taste monotonous as day-old gum.
May 3, 2013
Just like he does with those crummy Sherlock Holmes movies, Downey elevates this rather flimsy material with his sheer presence.
May 2, 2013
It would be just a special-effects-and-hardware extravaganza, with a dead-end script full of wrong turns, were it not for Robert Downey Jr. and a game and witty cast.
May 2, 2013
What matters is Downey's total commitment to playing Stark as a flawed, complex, but greatly gifted character.
May 2, 2013
By even posing questions of identity, the film creates the kind of jeopardy we can believe in, and for a superhero movie, that is an accomplishment in and of itself.