The story is achingly familiar, and though Stallone has a certain power, he is certainly not the subtlest actor to crawl out from under Marlon's overcoat.
TIME MAGAZINE STOP RUINING AFI TOP 100 MOVIES FROM GETTING 100% for FUCKS SAKE
Aug 19 - 08:30 PM
The fight was based on a fight between Ali and a no named fighter Chuck Weapner who was a nobody in Jersey, so these things do happen sir
Aug 24 - 06:42 PM
This isn't really that much a negative review. It's as positive as it's negative, maybe even moreso.
"Director John Avildsen shows here a stronger naturalistic gift than Joe or Save the Tiger demonstrated. When it sticks to its natural milieu the picture has simple and engaging strength."
"Rocky was shot very inexpensively, giving hope to all who be lieve that it is possible to make an appealing and potentially highly popular film without spending millions - or even a million."
"(Stallone) develops a winning shrewdness about them - and himself - that blends engagingly with his natural compassion."
Aug 25 - 09:54 PM
Richard u knob.u shoudnt be a critic.
May 13 - 02:40 PM
Who the fuck is this guy? What a dick.
May 19 - 10:20 PM
"Achingly familiar". I'm wondering if this dipshit knows the movie came out in 76. Rocky is the comparison of every underdog tale told in the last 36 years. All movies underdog movies made since are held up to Rocky's standard. Moron.
Jun 8 - 02:08 PM
Considering this review was published in 1976, I think he's aware it came out that year.
Jul 2 - 03:13 AM
First you give Psycho a bad review, then Casablanca, now Rocky?! You have lost it.
Aug 27 - 12:07 AM