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Iron Man 2 [2010]

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Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) returns as Iron Man to face a new nemesis (Mickey Rourke). Realizing he can't save the world by himself, he enlists a friend (Don Cheadle) as a second Iron Man, while he also wrestles with his mortality and his feelings for long-time assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Also with Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Jon Favreau. [2:05 - PG-13]

DUELING CRITICS

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"The good news is that Iron Man 2 is an awful lot of fun... What else can I tell you? There are amazing gadgets! And chase scenes! And a lot of things blow up! It is all very-very-very entertaining."

- Sara Vilkomerson

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"Everything fun and terrific about Iron Man, a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel... In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines."

- Kirk Honeycutt



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CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Sara Vilkomerson | New York Observer
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
Nick Starkey | Premiere
Jason Zingale | Bullz-Eye.com
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
David Edelstein | New York Magazine
Anthony Lane | The New Yorker
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Stephanie Zacharek | Movieline
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Brian Lowry | Variety
Nick de Semlyen | Empire
Lisa Schwarzbaum | EW
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Marc Savlov | Austin Chronicle
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Dana Stevens | Slate
Richard Corliss | Time
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Liam Lacey | Globe & Mail
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
A.O. Scott | New York Times
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Nick Pinkerton | Village Voice
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter








































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