My rating: 4/5.
Succinctly from IMDB.com: "When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution."
This was an exciting, entertaining movie, even with the one small complaint I have. Unfortunately I can't fully describe that complaint without giving away a huge plot point, but I will say that the cheesiness of the Mandarin's television interruptions were never redeemed for me later in the movie, even though they were for my husband. I still found them cheesy and unbelievable, while he found them to make sense. So, take from that what you will. Otherwise I really enjoyed the movie, especially the exchanges between Stark and the boy. Loved that part. I also appreciate when women are, at least sometimes, able to save themselves. We really don't see that often enough.