Rocky III marks the point where the series starts to get silly, but the end result is so enjoyable that it's hard to carp too much.
| Original Score: 3/4
The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages.
Bigger but not better.
...probably the most effective of the bunch...
Learning, especially from Scorsese, in his approach to action and performance, writer/director/star Stallone has somehow contrived to make each of his movies into a more magnificent spectacle than the last.
Was a great film during the Cold War.
| Original Score: 3/5
not awful, but getting there
With each sequel, quality receives a KO.
A definite crowd-pleaser, although you can see the series start to slide downhill
Rocky III is an audience-involving film and it is to Stallone's credit that we cheer for the champ in both victory and defeat.
Decent sequel. Kinda cartoonish, but lots of good fights. Better than Rocky IV.
People love to bash the third Rocky, but this film is as invigorating as any in the series.
| Original Score: 5/5
Another return to the ring for Rocky Balboa sees Stallone ditch drama for all-out adrenalin-fuelled entertainment.
| Original Score: 4/5
Sly's boxing saga begins to go lightweight.
| Original Score: 2/5