Los Angeles Times - 05/02/2013
"It is unexpectedly -- and successfully -- darker and more serious than its predecessors..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/10/2013
"[Black's] work here isn't just skillful -- it's fast and furious. He wires each scene for maximum intensity, and the result is that rarity, a superhero thrill ride with something at stake." -- Grade: A-
USA Today - 05/02/2013
"[With a] surfeit of visual dazzle and eye-popping stunts....Downey reins it all in with his perfectly-timed dry wit."
Wall Street Journal - 05/02/2013
"The computer animation is often astonishing....The film's greatest distinction is the spin it puts on its villainy..."
Empire - 04/19/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "Black proves the perfect blacksmith, forging smart new tech and scenarios for the swaggering super-genius."
Hollywood Reporter - 04/23/2013
"Iron Man returns refreshed and ready for action in this spirited third installment..."
Total Film - 04/19/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "Black proves a sure hand when it comes to delivering juggernaut action..."
Variety - 04/24/2013
"[Black stages] a few undeniably impressive, super-sized setpieces. Among them: an end-of-first-act raid that reduces Stark's swank Malibu pad to smithereens, and a mid-film, mid-air rescue that draws upon some truly spectacular skydiving acrobatics."