Metacritic Movie Ratings
Iron Man 3 Reviews

4.0

62

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Iron Man 3 is an ominously exciting, shoot-the-works comic-book spectacular.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Thanks to Downey’s genius, Iron Man 3 is equally terrific, whether Tony’s fending off an army of villains or bantering with a kid in a shed on a cold, snowy night.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Black and his co-screenwriter, first-timer Drew Pearce, have great fun reshuffling the deck, teasing about who might occupy what superhero suit and morphing the story along with identity revelations and expansions of the dramatic horizons; the well-chosen cast members respond in kind with virtually palpable glee.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The rambunctious Iron Man 3 is a briskly paced thrill ride until about 90 minutes in, when the excitement wanes. A few late-breaking surprises re-invigorate the tale, however.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    It's not without its payoffs; I enjoyed a lot of it. But overall last year's "Avengers" delivered the bombastic goods more efficiently than this year's Marvel.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Iron Man 3 is more perfunctory and workmanlike than its two predecessors, but this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    The big problems with Iron Man 3 are less specific to the movie itself than they are characteristic of the hypermalaise that’s infected so many current mega-blockbusters—too much plot, too much action, too many characters, too many pseudo-feelings.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The third iteration of a franchise that began so well becomes a hollow hymn to martial gadgetry. The suits and story clank in unison.

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