Rocky IV Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 11, 2008
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 19, 2006
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Film reduced to the barest of three acts.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4