• Samuel David Herr

    ★★½ Added by Samuel David Herr

    Weird Al Yankovic, ein in Amerika recht bekannter Parodist, der unter anderem gerne Charterfolge mit eigenen Texten "verschönert", kreierte einst aus dem Rocky-III-Song "Eye of the Tiger" eine Zukunftsprognose für Rocky Balboa, in der Rocky schlapp und ausgebrannt ein Restaurant in seinem alten Viertel betreibt und beim "Hauen auf die Leberwurst" seine ruhmreichen Tage Revue passieren läßt.

    Fast ein wenig unheimlich, wie nahe diese Parodie an die Ereignisse des neusten Rocky-Filmes heranreicht! :)

    Körperlich ist Stallone zwar immernoch vorzeigbar, keine…

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★½ Added by Eugene McCrann

    So many underdog stories in this production: as a remake of the first Rocky, the ultimate underdog story; as a comeback for the actual Rocky character, who is down when the film begins; as an art imitates life ordeal, with Stallone making a comeback through a film about making a comeback of a character who initially beat the odds. Old school lessons, positivity prevailing over entropy - Rocky reenters the ring to teach a hot shot a thing or two;…

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  • TajLV

    ★★★ Added by TajLV

    I’ve seen them all. This is not the best movie in the series, but it does have the best fight footage and the DVD extras are well worth watching, especially Antonio Tarver’s comments about really boxing with Stallone. The first half of the film is rather boring, retrospective and establishing the relationships between Rocky and his now-grown son and an old neighborhood acquaintance, Little Marie. Till he starts training for the exhibition bout with Mason “The Line” Dixon (Tarver), there’s…

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  • Andy Barksdale

    ★★★½ Watched by Andy Barksdale 26 May, 2014

    Not to overstate it or anything, but this essentially feels like Stallone's Thief.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 23 Dec, 2007

    Rocky Balboa is the second best Rocky film. With a script almost as great, with a heart almost as big, and with a music almost as good, this one was almost as brilliant as the first Rocky installment released 30 years earlier. Stallone could not have found a better way to bring the series to a fair closure after the big failure that was Rocky V in 1990. It was totally worth the wait because this movie was terrific.

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  • BobJordan

    ★★★ Added by BobJordan

    A decent conclusion to the series. Certainly much better than Rock V.

    But make no mistake. They should have ended at 3. Heck, 3 ends with the two fighters basically saying, "We had a great run, but nothing lasts forever." And then in Rocky 4 we say, "Oh, never mind - we can be on top eternally."

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  • Thief12

    ★★★ Watched by Thief12 07 Oct, 2009

    Caught Rocky Balboa on TV today and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. More similar to the original film, only this one focuses more on Rocky's struggling relationship with his son, whereas the first one focused on Rocky's relationship with Adrian. The film certainly pushes all of the nostalgic buttons to connect us with the series overall, but it's effective nonetheless. The film carries a very earnest atmosphere and I couldn't help but smile at the end. I…

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  • zacsanders

    ★★ Watched by zacsanders 16 Apr, 2014

    Rocky V was bad enough. They should've just let it go. So many pointless scenes and a very predictable finish.

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  • cineedo
  • Ricardo Alves

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ricardo Alves 07 Apr, 2014

    Not only a proper ending for one the most significant sagas of cinema but also a truly beautiful film. Beautifuly directed and a proof of such good taste from the man himself, Sylvester Stallone.

    At this point, the film makes perfect sense. Rocky is the example of the champion inside but, mostly, outside the ring. Someone who loves his family and sticks with his principles no matter what. He realises he always embraced passionately what life gave him and knew…

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  • LiteYear

    ★★★½ Watched by LiteYear 05 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • SamRieck

    ★★★★ Added by SamRieck

    I love the Rocky series and this fits as a great conclusion. I'm not crazy about the ending fight and how it was filmed like a traditional boxing match would be on television, the commentators were repetitive in trying to nail the underdog aspect into our heads, and the whole premise of how the fight comes to be is a bit lame. But Rocky Balboa is still a great character and Stallone is perfect in the movie. It's very much…

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