Reviews for this film from our members:
Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
Excerpt: Molto più lineare e riuscito del secondo episodio, Iron Man 3 accentua il lato comico della serie, in perfetta continuità con il ruolo che Tony Stark si ritagliava già negli Avengers.
Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
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Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
Dam Batty @ Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second
Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
Excerpt: In some ways, Iron Man 3 is more purely entertaining than The Avengers, its expectations not as high, its opposition not as pressing, its screentime not so stretched thin.
Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
Excerpt: Not quite as much fun as Iron Man the first… but there are worse ways to welcome summer than with the low-key return of an old friend in good spirits.
Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
Excerpt: Robert Downey Jr. carries this superhero saga with his wit and clever improvised quips.
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Excerpt: Dare I say it’s the best Iron Man film yet? I dare. Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: …the best of the Marvel films with its complex story, exciting action, great cast and special effects.
Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
Excerpt: We see less of the CGI Shellhead we’ve come to love and more of Downey himself than we have in perhaps all of the series’ previous films combined. And that is not only not a bad thing. It’s sensational.
Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
Excerpt: Iron Man 3 se salva gracias al humor que tiene y a las espectaculares escenas de acción, porque tiene una trama malísima.
Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: “Iron Man 3” is by far the biggest and most spectacular entry in Marvel Studio’s centerpiece franchise. Despite being about as big, action-packed and noisy as you can make an action movie, this is also more introspective than its predecessors, actually inviting comparisons with the James Bond movie “Skyfall.”
Xavier Donoso @ Cinerama.ec [Spanish]
Excerpt: Impresionante acción, mucho humor y algunas sorpresas hacen de esta película una entretenida aventura.
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: This [Tony] Stark is an anonymous shadow of his former self-promoting self.
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com
Excerpt: The typical story of man build robot, man wants to become robot, man loses robot, robot comes flying out of nowhere to save man’s life — a few times.
Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Exciting and hugely entertaining, it’s an eye-popping spectacle with surprisingly clever, whimsical dialogue and wisecracking one-liners.
Richard Gray @ Behind the Panels
Excerpt: Marvel’s Cinematic Universe kicks off Phase 2 in style as Tony Stark has his biggest adventure to date.
Steven Greydanus @ National Catholic Register
Excerpt: It’s a potentially promising setup for a slam-bang finale to what has been, despite its flaws, one of the brightest and most entertaining franchises around. Unfortunately, the slapdash plot is pretty much a disaster.
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
Excerpt: More ED-209 than Robocop…
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: This could be the whip-smartest and most affecting superhero movie yet…
Daniel Kelly @ Danland Movies
Excerpt: “Iron Man 3” kicks off this new movement with confidence and style, helping to alleviate most of the problems that plagued 2010’s patchy but not-awful “Iron Man 2”. Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
Excerpt: After a disappointing second outing, the Iron Man superhero mythology returns with a highly satisfying third film that remembers what made the first one so good in the first place.
Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
Josh Larsen @ LarsenOnFilm.com
Excerpt: A shrug of a film…that has the diminutive stature of a DVD extra.
Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
Excerpt: … the best Iron Man yet, thanks to Shane Black, who pushes characterization, plot twists, not frenetic effects … Downey finally drops his guard, shows the heart beneth the armor.
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
Excerpt: Tony Stark is once again fighting terrorists in the first follow-up to the massively successful team-up film “The Avengers.” “Iron Man 3” comes out swinging and sets a high point against which all other successors must compare.
Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
Excerpt: The third time’s a charmer for this Marvel franchise, thanks to a clever script and, of course, its inimitable star.
Piers Marchant @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
Excerpt: Like all Iron Man films, it’s kind of a wild rollercoaster of witty banter and slam-bang action ingenuity, but it mines the humanity of its titular hero in a way its predecessors seemed to laugh off.
Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
Excerpt: Tony Stark finds himself on his most difficult mission yet: fighting back. Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
R. Kurt Osenlund @ SouthPhillyReview.com
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: Marvel meets Shane Black in Iron Man 3, which eschews some of the more comic book elements of Marvel’s previous films in the creation of something both darker and more darkly comedic. Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: Downey’s performance buoy’s a plot that is – let’s face it – completely canned. Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
Excerpt: All this is meaningless, because Iron Man 3, or 4, or 5, or 10, is not the draw. The draw is the long, slow burn that is The Avengers 2.
Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Iron Man in Dark Knight territory, and all the worse for it.
Phil Villarreal @ COEDMagazine.com
Excerpt: Damn, Iron Man loses his clothes more often than a Kardsashian
Andrew Wyatt @ Look / Listen (St. Louis Magazine)
Excerpt: Between the wall-to-wall product placements and a clumsy attempt to turn the film into a Serious Issues feature about PTSD, Iron Man 3 feels remarkably hollow.
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