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: Jon Favreau, Peter Billingsley, Louis D'Esposito, Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, David Maisel
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bill Smitrovich, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Clark Gregg, Leslie Bibb, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Sayed Badreya, Faran Tahir
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By far the best of the 3 movies.May 23rd, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·
This movie is awesome for it's action, plot, and humor. There are some sexual scenes (no nudity) to be aware of. I really like the Iron Man series and this one starts it off great.June 24th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
While not as emotionally deep as the Spider-Man films or as morally complex as this summer’s The Dark Knight, Iron Man is terrific entertainment and the start of what promises to be a fun franchise. If you’re not a fan of superhero flicks, give this one a spin and you might be surprised... See Full ReviewDecember 3rd, 2013 · Details
It's a great super-hero film, lots of action, lots of fun. But it's far too violent for the whole family. Also, the hero's lifestyle is promiscuous and lazy. Not exactly the role model kids should look up to.August 9th, 2013 · Details
Iron Man. This movie really is awesome. It is original and done really well. I love the action and the way they put it together. You get some really awesome shots. I have never heard anyone say that they didnt like this movie. Robert Downey Jr is hilarious and plays this part very well. This is a great start to the series.May 8th, 2013 · Details
Spectacular. Only one scene. Spectacular special effects and Robert Downey Jr. best roleMarch 29th, 2013 · Details
Tony Stark's playboy lifestyle isn't precisely the greatest role model for kids who may idolize Ironman and there is a lot of violence (kidnapping, blowing things up, fights, etc.). However, it is an entertaining movie that does show a bit of a change of attitude in Tony as he doggedly tries to develop the Ironman suit while his world is apparently crashing down around him.January 8th, 2013 · Details
The amount of violence caused by a military industrialists is substantial, but Robert Downey is a dynamite Tony Stark.September 7th, 2012 · Details
This movie is amazing I think its great for ages for 10 and up. Younger children might be confused by it but all in all it was funny and kept me entertained.January 22nd, 2012 · Details
Great movie.January 6th, 2012 · Details
It's a great super-hero film, lots of action, lots of fun. But it's far too violent for the whole family. Also, the hero's lifestyle is promiscuous and lazy. Not exactly the role model kids should look up to.August 11th, 2011 · Details
I thought this was a great and exiting movie.July 29th, 2011 · Details
Very violent and an unnecessary implied sex scene, but otherwise a very well-acted and presented comic-book movie.June 3rd, 2011 · Details
Iron Man is an awesome comic book movie. It is different than the other ones and really entertaining. It is well worth your time!April 12th, 2011 · Details
Fantastic action movie that makes you think about corporate greed and how a man can change and integrate honor, integrity, and courage. And he does all this in the coolest way imaginable: By creating a suite of armor that can go anywhere and kick some serious Trash! I rated this a high PG-13 because of an adult pre-marital love scene (Very brief, doesn't show anything but them making out on the bed for 5 sec). The violence is pretty intense as well. Downey Jr. does an excellent job in this film.February 21st, 2011 · Details
A really fun super-hero movie. Robert Downey Jr. does a great job. Well worth watching.February 15th, 2011 · Details
Like most, if not all, superhero origin movies to date, "Iron Man" ends with a bit of a clank, a clunk and a thud.
That includes a rather rushed and unsatisfying wrap-up sequence that is clearly setting up things for a sequel, though given how good the rest of the film is, you definitely want to see such a thing anyway.
And besides, the whole thing starts with such an explosive rush that you can forgive what few storytelling hiccups there are.
In fact, this exciting, enthralling action-thriller is certainly the best comic book-based movie since the second "Spider-Man" film, which is high on a lot of fans' lists for such things.
Much of this particular film's appeal has to do with the initially controversial casting of Robert Downey Jr. as the title character. He plays Tony Stark, a wealthy inventor and munitions manufacturer.
While on a trip to the Middle East, he's kidnapped by terrorists and is critically injured ironically by one of his own weapons. The only thing keeping him alive is an advanced electro-magnet that prevents shrapnel from reaching his heart. He also builds a suit of robotic armor to help free himself from captivity.
And when he returns to the United States, Tony announces his plans to quit making weapons of mass destruction.
As you might guess, there are many people questioning his sudden change of heart, including Tony's best friend, James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Terrence Howard), his gal Friday, Virginia "Pepper" Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and his mentor, Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges), who isn't pleased by this development.
What they don't know is that Tony is building another suit of high-tech armor so he can clean up "messes" caused by use of his weapons and technology.
It's a fairly heady concept for a summer movie, though director Jon Favreau ("Elf") and four credited screenwriters keep it from becoming overwhelmingly heavy-handed and bleak.
The film also has its share of goofy humor, and a tremendous asset in Downey's winning personality. As Tony, he's very likable, which isn't easy. His selfish character could have been completely unsympathetic.
The good supporting cast includes his fellow Academy Award nominees Howard, Paltrow and Bridges. And it's fun to see Bridges playing one of the film's heavies.
Sharp-eyed fans of the Iron Man comics may notice a few "Easter eggs" scattered throughout the movie, such as references to international SHIELD agency, a villain named the Mandarin and another armored hero, War Machine. And that's filmmaker Favreau himself, playing Tony's bodyguard/driver, "Happy" Hogan.
"Iron Man" is rated PG-13 for strong scenes of violent action (shootings, explosive and vehicular mayhem and scenes of armored combat), a couple of sequences depicting torture and interrogations, scattered profanity, brief gore, a brief sex scene (implied), a few derogatory slurs, and a brief vulgar reference. Running time: 120 minutes.
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