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

Rocky IV Reviews

Variety Staff
Top Critic
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.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
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.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Film reduced to the barest of three acts.

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
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