In the obligatory boxing terms, Balboa will K.O. your expectations, but that may only be because they're rightfully below the belt to begin with--and because this sixth installment is coming after the bell has already rung.
Though technically the sixth in the series, this sure seems an awful lot like a remake of the first film in the storied franchise, as it somehow manages to tug at the heartstrings in a way likely to leave you wiping away tears afresh.
The old bastard's done it again. Sylvester Stallone has done with this film what his character does in the movie: he has come out and delivered that last fight that all fighters are supposed to have left in them.
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.