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Iron Man 2


Genre :

Superhero, Sci-Fi, Action

Release Date :

May 07, 2010

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Jon Favreau

Starring :

Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Clark Gregg, Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Garry Shandling

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..You're left wanting more, but not quite the "more" "Iron Man 2" works so hard to supply..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..well-made, mostly enjoyable and fun..”
by Robert W. Butler [Kansas City Star]
2 of 4

“..The summer movie season gets started with a fat dud..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
3 of 4

“..the movie stratospherically entertaining, even without 3-D..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..the movie is sluggish..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..The movie feels drunk, too..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..The action sequences are fun, though not as exhilarating as in the 2008 original, and the dialogue can be zingy..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
4 of 5

“..thanks to Downey, it still has a long battery life..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Review rate : B-

“..It's as slick and fun as summertime entertainment should be..”
by Steve Persall [St. Petersburg Times]
2 of 4

“..Iron Man 2 sequel cashes in hard on the unexpected success of the first Iron Man from 2007 and somehow loses much of its soul in the process..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
3 of 4

“..Iron Man 2 is still a fun ride..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
Review rate : C+

“..Downey's head and heart are in the right place, but the movie is more in pieces than whole, and more about iron than about men..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5

“..Bigger, louder and dumber than its predecessor, "Iron Man 2" is still a lot of fun..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..At its best, it's shaggily enjoyable and enjoyably shaggy..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 5

“..As sequels go, this one is acceptable, nothing more, nothing less..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
2 of 4

“.."Iron Man 2" doesn't match, let alone surpass, the heavy metal standard set by its predecessor..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]

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by Kyle Smith [New York Post]


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