Rocky II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rocky II Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Stallone and producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff know from experience audiences love to root for the underdog and have concocted an irresistible final 30 minutes.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 19, 2006
Sylvester Stallone's follow-up to his runaway success of 1976 is a little more threadbare in spots than the original, but it still has some conviction and spunk.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Stallone's performance as a Philadelphia saint in a B movie physique leaves you undecided whether to gag or sob, but the final fight sequences make up for it; a full-blooded Hollywood finale reaching giddy heights of cathartic glee.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rocky II has a waxy feeling, and it never comes to life the way its predecessor did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5