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Rocky Balboa Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 21, 2006
Plays like Stallone simply headed to the set with his handy Rocky checklist, ticked off all the items and called it a day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 20, 2006
Nothing that happens here is particularly touching, exciting or funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
July 6, 2010
You either buy into this premise or you don't and I'm sorry to say I found Rocky utterly preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
January 10, 2008
There's nothing particularly memorable here -- no profound triumphs or lasting rallying cries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 20, 2006
Rocky, it's time to stay down for the count.
| Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 16, 2006
Buried within its turgid solemnity lies the potential for entertaining extravagance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 19, 2006
It doesn't suck. Please take a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor and we'll continue.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
December 19, 2006
Rocky Balboa, the sixth (and hopefully last) installment in the underdog saga of the Italian Stallion, straddles the line between nostalgia and self-parody and frequently teeters toward the latter.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 16, 2007
Even goodwill can't make this look like anything more than a glorified TV special. Surely it's time for the audience to throw in the towel?
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
December 16, 2006
The quick trip through will keep most audiences from reflecting on how dim-witted the film really is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 19, 2006
Rocky Balboa puts the anything-is-possible fairy tale to rest with a lot of heart, and a lot of hooey.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 20, 2006
Rocky Balboa isn't a response to Stallone's late-life crisis, it is his late-life crisis, right up there on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 20, 2006
Shamelessly nostalgic, strenuously formulaic and utterly bereft of unforeseen developments, Rocky Balboa nevertheless has its modest charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 20, 2006
It's just good to see the guy, and it's good to revisit the character. And that's everything good to be said for the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 20, 2006
The first four-fifths of the film is a meandering lead-up to the inevitable getting-in-shape montage, run up the steps and a big fight. Up until that point, all Rocky does is talk. And talk. And talk.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 20, 2006
We're only one round into the film and Stallone is already slipping in the old flashbacks.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 21, 2006
... just another who-needs-it sequel preaching to the choir. It's no knockout, but at least it's better than Rocky V.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
December 19, 2006
The word is that this film has been made so that Stallone can end the series on his terms. The studio saw a quick name recognition cash grab. I guess that's all it takes these days.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
December 20, 2006
I'm ashamed to admit it almost works.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
December 19, 2006
Every bit as average as III, IV and V...What could possibly be next, Rocky vs. Michael Myers?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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