• 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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  • 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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  • Matthew Lensch

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Lensch 14 Feb, 2014

    Randomly remembered I watched this a couple weeks back and never added it. Not that it wasn't memorable, I just happened to watch it at like 1 in the morning at my friend Mark's house. I can finally say I've seen all the Rocky films now, and I'm glad this one exists to have the series end on a solid note.

    It does have a steep entry point to be able to get into the film, as the sheer idea…

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  • Francisco Lo

    ★★½ Watched by Francisco Lo 28 Feb, 2014

    Italian Stallion Realism.

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  • Adam Grikepelis

    ★★½ Watched by Adam Grikepelis 21 Feb, 2014

    If the original ROCKY was sometimes a little too sentimental, ROCKY BALBOA goes way over the top.
    The early part of the film with Rocky mourning the loss of Adrian seems to be used as a 'previously on' type of beginning to get everyone up to speed, piling on the afforementioned sentiment and taking things a liitle too far in its reminiscing of the past. But once it moves on from this things begin to look up, delivering a film…

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  • Sean

    ★★★★ Watched by Sean 15 Feb, 2014

    God, this made me happy.

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  • Albert Muller

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Albert Muller 14 Feb, 2014

    A superb sequel that gets back to the basics of what made the original so great. Stallone may never be considered a poet, but the man is a real writer. The character of Rocky is a man of heart and conscience, and Sly tells the truth simply and directly:

    "It's not about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward."

    We would all do well to remember this.

    A more than worthy follow up and the best since the original.

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