• PG, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sylvester Stallone
    In Theaters:
    Nov 27, 1985 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 25, 1998
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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Rocky IV Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

May 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Even Sylvester Stallone seems to be getting tired of the series; as the writer and director, as well as the star, he puts himself through the same old paces.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 1/5

July 8, 2004
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A camp classic, funny for all the wrong reasons.

| Original Score: 1/5

January 17, 2003
Variety Staff
Variety
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Sylvester Stallone is really sloughing it off shamelessly in Rocky IV, but it's still impossible not to root for old Rocky Balboa to get up off the canvas and whup that bully one more time.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 11, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Film reduced to the barest of three acts.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 0/5

November 12, 2004
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Should have stopped at three. Four, no more.

| Original Score: 1/5

December 17, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

| Original Score: 2/5

August 10, 2002
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Cold War metaphors delivered with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer dampens the storytelling.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 21, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Predictable and corny. When the Soviet fans as well as the Soviet government officials stand up and cheer Rocky at the end, you can't help but roll your eyes in disbelief.

Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com | Original Score: C

February 18, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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| Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2004
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

There are simply too many ludicrous elements to ignore: Paulie's robot; Brigitte Nielsen, even less expressive than the robot; about a thousand music-video-styled montages; Lundgren's delivery of Drago's deadly dialogue; etc.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2014
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Even the hint of political power that Rocky garners by the end of this latest battle is made to seem like more of the same empty glory.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 1/5

June 28, 2005
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The crazed flag-waving would be a lot easier to take if it weren't so clearly a commercial calculation meant to salvage what is otherwise a crass, careless, shamelessly padded film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 19, 2006
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Ridiculous jingoistic nonsense.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

March 11, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A far cry from the delights (both large and small) of its illustrious original.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

December 19, 2006
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