Rocky Balboa Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 9, 2007
Realizando seu melhor trabalho como diretor desde sua estréia na função no ótimo Rocky II, A Revanche, Sylvester Stallone volta sua atenção para o desenvolvimento dos personagens, alcançando ótimos resultados.
| Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
February 3, 2007
The ol' lug can't be blamed for wanting one last victory lap, but if you've got nothing to offer except benign nostalgia, just let the gloves stay on the glory-days shelf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
January 27, 2007
El mejor episodio desde aquella pelea del 76, tal vez porque no se parece en nada a los 4 últimos rounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 27, 2007
To quote that great pugilist Terry Malloy, this is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
January 27, 2007
The film meanders along this path for a long, slow while, a primitive soap opera dressed up as street poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2007
... saura satisfaire autant les fans inconditionnels de la série que les spectateurs qui auront bien voulu lui donner sa chance par simple curiosité
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 25, 2007
A nostalgic rush-job filmed for a quick buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 20, 2007
The unfortunate effect is that of an invisible angel of death hooking Rocky's mouth with a fishing line and implacably reeling him in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 18, 2007
Ridiculous, but nonetheless enjoyable, this drags a lot for the first half but rallies for the final act with a crowd-pleasing one-two of training montage and fight sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 16, 2007
Even goodwill can't make this look like anything more than a glorified TV special. Surely it's time for the audience to throw in the towel?
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
January 15, 2007
The Rocky Balboa you were hoping for, dreaming for, and an astonishing personal triumph for Stallone. Bring on Rambo IV?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt McNally
Film4
January 15, 2007
If geriatric turtles and a dead wife sound like a slow start, that's the point. Rocky films are essentially exercises in delayed gratification.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 14, 2007
The sixth and probably final film in the famed Rocky series is perhaps the best of the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 12, 2007
Sylvester Stallone has, of course, made a movie about himself. Maybe part of the reason why the film works is because it's clearly so personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 6, 2007
This fitting capstone has some nice subtle suprises. Stallone needed this farewell and so did Rocky's fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2007
... Rocky Balboa earns a split decision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 4, 2007
If you hear the Rocky theme and think '118 118', you might wonder what all the fuss is about. For the rest of us, this is a reminder of why we fell in love with the character in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 3, 2007
Stallone is so well-meaning with this project, he keeps an average movie extremely likable.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 2, 2007
In an achievement befitting the boxer, Stallone delivers a sucker punch in finding a way to make this underdog comeback story succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
December 30, 2006
There's a poetic simplicity to this tale (which could be just as much about the has-been boxer looking for some much needed closure as it is about the has-been actor), and we can only hope that this time he really means it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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