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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Robert Downey Jr.
Guy Pearce
Ben Kingsley
Gwyneth Paltrow
Don Cheadle
James Badge Dale
Directors
Shane Black
Screenwriters
Shane Black
Drew Pearce
Running Time
130 minutes

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He’s back, he’s bad, he’s ferrous, he’s mad


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Plot
Christmas, 2012. Following the Avengers’ planet-saving victory in New York, Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) has returned to his life of ease in Malibu. But a series of panic attacks and escalating threats from a maniac called the Mandarin (Kingsley) threaten to tip him over the edge.


Verdict
Black proves the perfect blacksmith, forging smart new tech and scenarios for the swaggering super-genius. If this does turn out to be Downey Jr.’s final solo outing, it’s a very strong exit.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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