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Rocky Reviews

February 24, 2016
Like the movies of Frank Capra, Rocky is a glowing tribute to the human spirit - a chin-up reminder that the decent, little guys of the world often accomplish the impossible if only because they try so hard.
November 24, 2015
In addition to a heart-warming script, Stallone has created on the screen a character of enormous appeal and charm - half-articulate but funny, gruff but good-hearted.
February 6, 2013
Sylvester Stallone [is] as likable as a basset hound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2011
The story is achingly familiar, and though Stallone has a certain power, he is certainly not the subtlest actor to crawl out from under Marlon's overcoat.
February 20, 2009
There are occasional flashes that the film may be patronizing the lower end of the blue-collar mentality, as much if not more than the characters who keep putting Rocky down on the screen. However, Avildsen is noted for creating such ambiguities.
December 13, 2006
I wanted to like it more than I did, but it'll do.
June 24, 2006
Rocky is an old-fashioned fairytale brilliantly revamped to chime in with the depressed mood of the '70s.
May 9, 2005
The screenplay of Rocky is purest Hollywood make-believe of the 1930's, but there would be nothing wrong with that, had the film been executed with any verve.
October 23, 2004
A description of it would sound like a cliche from beginning to end. But Rocky isn't about a story, it's about a hero. And it's inhabited with supreme confidence by a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The basic storyline has been done to death over the years; this is still one of the most effective and successful applications of the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4