Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

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Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in the third instalment of Marvel's Iron Man. Largely confined to his workshop after the events of The Avengers, Stark is sidelined from superhero duties until he calls out violent terrorist The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Pausing a campaign of anti-U.S. attacks, The Mandarin takes a personal interest in Stark, who soon finds his whole life threatened by a foe more powerful than he or the government anticipated.

The once over-confident Tony Stark is still rattled by the battle of New York in which he helped to repel an alien invasion. Anxious and having trouble sleeping, Stark obsessively works on his Iron Man suits, to the consternation of girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Potts is soon in the firing line along with a scientist and former lover (Rebecca Hall), after Stark challenges international terrorist The Mandarin, who turns his deadly attention towards Stark in a spectacular attack on his home. As The Mandarin returns to his plan to strike at the heart of American politics, Stark must overcome his own battered psyche, familiar faces from his past and a new wave of formidable weaponry to stop him. Written and directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang). Based on Warren Ellis' comic book arc Extremis.

2013Rating: M, contains action violence130 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Stages a few undeniably impressive, super-sized setpieces.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny, twisty and thrilling, this is shellhead’s most entertaining solo flight to date. It’s also an impressive pace-setter for this summer’s barrage of big movies.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s undeniably entertaining – and worth seeing for Kingsley alone – with the misfires never fully overshadowing the moments of glory.

3.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Black has an instinctive feel for balancing action set-pieces against the passages of soap-opera that are required to make them matter.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

To use a recondite term in professional film criticism: whoo-hoo!

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Downey is at his superhero genius best here, rattling off dialogue both clever and boilerplate with non-repetitive aplomb.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Black proves the perfect blacksmith, forging smart new tech and scenarios for the swaggering super-genius.

4.0
0

Ok but enjoyed the earlier ones more.

3.0
0

An Iron Fist Never Rusts...Especially when its hell bent on panel beating the stuffing out of bad guys. Pour sugar in your neighbour's lawnmower, nail your door shut, rip out your light fittings and turn the volume on your home theatre system up to OTORRHAGIA. The Shane Black directed, third instalment of the Ironman narrative belts onto your screen. ...

0

It was great therefore Shane Black is great. Post - very epic Avengers we follow Stark spiral down to anxiety land. Identity crisis? I am IRON MAN? or am I only a MAN in an IRON SUIT - am I a true superhero, a legend? as a result his 40+ prototypes (one which reminded me of Hulk). The serving of our new villains perplexed me to a gitty little girl who...

5.0
0

I thought it was a great continuation of the series, a good mix of humour and action with a storyline.

4.0
0

Easily the best IRON MAN of the three. Shane Black rockets back. It's been way too long since his first directorial effort - the superb KISS KISS BANG BANG - and judging by this IRON MAN, Shane's missed making movies as much as we've missed him making them. I loved it. My 7 year-old loved it. Action, laughs, a great script, great cast and - dare I say it?...

5.0
0

...and as funny as ever! Lots of great action, good story line and Tony Stark continues his humour streak fro the Avengers. If the movies stay faithful to the comics I'm very keen to seen the Iron Man "suit" used in the next [Avengers] movie. Go see it if you haven't already!

5.0
0

Having enjoyed the previous two movies, I wasn't sure what this would deliver and was really pleased it performed as well as the others. It was well paced, albeit it looked like it was going to slow up after the first third but it did enough so I wasn't disappointed and picked up again with a few new twists. This is definitely going on my 'to buy' list.

5.0
0

The first instalment of Iron Man proved to be a much needed tonic in "fun" action movies in 2008 largely fuelled by Robert Downey Jr.'s magnetic performance. However its sequel proved to be a dud. Thankfully for Tony Stark fans, the series is revitalised with Iron Man 3. Having appeared in last year's Avengers, there was a sense that the charm of Tony...

4.0
0

Less time in the suit by Tony Stark actually equalled a really enjoyable film, there was plenty of action when required but good dialogue helped with the overall feel of the movie.

4.0
0

I enjoyed this one more than the other two to be honest. I'm a little more in love with Tony Stark!! :)

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Stages a few undeniably impressive, super-sized setpieces.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny, twisty and thrilling, this is shellhead’s most entertaining solo flight to date. It’s also an impressive pace-setter for this summer’s barrage of big movies.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s undeniably entertaining – and worth seeing for Kingsley alone – with the misfires never fully overshadowing the moments of glory.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Black has an instinctive feel for balancing action set-pieces against the passages of soap-opera that are required to make them matter.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

To use a recondite term in professional film criticism: whoo-hoo!

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Downey is at his superhero genius best here, rattling off dialogue both clever and boilerplate with non-repetitive aplomb.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Black proves the perfect blacksmith, forging smart new tech and scenarios for the swaggering super-genius.

4.0
0

Ok but enjoyed the earlier ones more.

3.0
0

An Iron Fist Never Rusts...Especially when its hell bent on panel beating the stuffing out of bad guys. Pour sugar in your neighbour's lawnmower, nail your door shut, rip out your light fittings and turn the volume on your home theatre system up to OTORRHAGIA. The Shane Black directed, third instalment of the Ironman narrative belts onto your screen. ...

0

It was great therefore Shane Black is great. Post - very epic Avengers we follow Stark spiral down to anxiety land. Identity crisis? I am IRON MAN? or am I only a MAN in an IRON SUIT - am I a true superhero, a legend? as a result his 40+ prototypes (one which reminded me of Hulk). The serving of our new villains perplexed me to a gitty little girl...

5.0
0

I thought it was a great continuation of the series, a good mix of humour and action with a storyline.

4.0
0

Easily the best IRON MAN of the three. Shane Black rockets back. It's been way too long since his first directorial effort - the superb KISS KISS BANG BANG - and judging by this IRON MAN, Shane's missed making movies as much as we've missed him making them. I loved it. My 7 year-old loved it. Action, laughs, a great script, great cast and - dare I say it?...

5.0
0

...and as funny as ever! Lots of great action, good story line and Tony Stark continues his humour streak fro the Avengers. If the movies stay faithful to the comics I'm very keen to seen the Iron Man "suit" used in the next [Avengers] movie. Go see it if you haven't already!

5.0
0

Having enjoyed the previous two movies, I wasn't sure what this would deliver and was really pleased it performed as well as the others. It was well paced, albeit it looked like it was going to slow up after the first third but it did enough so I wasn't disappointed and picked up again with a few new twists. This is definitely going on my 'to buy' list.

5.0
0

The first instalment of Iron Man proved to be a much needed tonic in "fun" action movies in 2008 largely fuelled by Robert Downey Jr.'s magnetic performance. However its sequel proved to be a dud. Thankfully for Tony Stark fans, the series is revitalised with Iron Man 3. Having appeared in last year's Avengers, there was a sense that the charm of Tony...

4.0
0

Less time in the suit by Tony Stark actually equalled a really enjoyable film, there was plenty of action when required but good dialogue helped with the overall feel of the movie.

4.0
0

I enjoyed this one more than the other two to be honest. I'm a little more in love with Tony Stark!! :)

5.0
0