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Iron Man

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Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
Zade Rosenthal

Iron Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
125 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/02/08
performer:
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow
director:
Jon Favreau
distributor:
Paramount Studios
author:
Mark Fergus, Art Marcum, Hawk Ostby
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B+

While The Dark Knight forever altered the superhero landscape, the more frivolous Iron Man boasts the genre’s most charismatic crusader. Downey’s Tony Stark is the waggish yin to Bruce Wayne’s brooding yang, and woe to the man who dares trespass on Downey’s scenes. His dynamic screen test (among this special edition’s four hours of EXTRAS) underscores the hunger behind his pitch to Paltrow: ”Aren’t you tired of doing those great little movies that no one sees?” B+

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