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Iron Man

PG-13 Released May 2, 2008 2h 6m Action Adventure Sci-Fi Fantasy TRAILER for Iron Man: Trailer 1 List
94% Tomatometer 282 Reviews 91% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings
A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism. Read More Read Less
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Powered by Robert Downey Jr.'s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.

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Karl French Financial Times Still, if the film is ultimately disappointing it is in part because it begins so well, and there is a lot to enjoy before the over-the-top final act. Oct 7, 2018 Full Review Deborah Ross The Spectator I like Downey Jr, usually, with his dark wounded eyes, but here his performance veers between going though the motions and a look which seems to say, "Hey, what film am I doing again?" Aug 23, 2018 Full Review David Stratton At the Movies (Australia) What gives this its distinction [is] Robert Downey Jr, who is terrific. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 15, 2015 Full Review Cory Woodroof For the Win (USA Today) Everything is owed to Iron Man, a film that launched a moment and set a standard that hasn’t always been reached. Feb 27, 2024 Full Review Joseph Garcia Dynamic Duel Podcast An exceptionally well-made debut for Marvel Studios. Fun, engaging and bolstered by a tour-de-force lead turn by Robert Downey Jr. Rated: 4.5/5 Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Nicolás Delgadillo Discussing Film When all is said and done, this is, without a doubt, the Robert Downey Jr. show from start to finish. Jun 24, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Priyan B Great movie 👍 8.3/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/18/24 Full Review Josiah H It wasn't my favorite. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/18/24 Full Review Dono T vary gooooooooooood Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/09/24 Full Review Bahr 2 I can tell why this movie kicked off the #1 blockbuster film series. With a great script and cast, along with thrilling action sequences that I will not be forgetting, this movie more than earned its $500 million gross. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/05/24 Full Review Jack N A must watch Marvel movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/24 Full Review matthias s "Iron Man" (2008) is a thrilling start to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earning a commendable 3.5 stars. Robert Downey Jr. shines as Tony Stark, whose journey from a self-absorbed billionaire to a heroic armored avenger is both engaging and entertaining. Jon Favreau’s direction ensures a solid balance between action, humor, and character arcs. The visual effects are impressive, particularly in the flight and combat scenes, though some plot points feel slightly predictable. Jeff Bridges’ Obadiah Stane is a formidable but somewhat conventional villain. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts adds a touch of romance and heart to the narrative. While the movie's pacing occasionally lags, Downey Jr.’s magnetic performance and the film's witty script keep viewers invested. "Iron Man" is a strong foundation for the Marvel series, blending spectacle with a compelling redemption story, making it a worthwhile watch for superhero enthusiasts and casual viewers alike. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/23/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.
Director
Jon Favreau
Producer
Avi Arad, Kevin Feige
Screenwriter
Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Marvel Enterprises, Paramount
Rating
PG-13 (Intense Sci-Fi Action/Violence|Brief Suggestive Content)
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 2, 2008, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 1, 2013
Box Office (Gross USA)
$318.3M
Runtime
2h 6m
Sound Mix
Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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