Rocky III (1982)
Critic Consensus: It's noticeably subject to the law of diminishing returns, but Rocky III still has enough brawny spectacle to stand in the ring with the franchise's better entries.
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as Clubber Lang
as Apollo Creed
as Rocky Jr.
as Clubber's manager
as Wrestling Commentato...
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as Title Rematch Commen...
as Title Referee
as Wrestling Referee
as Rematch Referee
as Title Announcer
as Rematch Ring Announc...
as Sparring Partner
as Clubber's Cornerman
as Stunt Double
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Critic Reviews for Rocky III
The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages.
Learning, especially from Scorsese, in his approach to action and performance, writer/director/star Stallone has somehow contrived to make each of his movies into a more magnificent spectacle than the last.
Mr. Stallone, the star of Rocky III as well as its writer and director, is hard put to find problems with which to freight his gold mine of a character, now that Rocky has everything.
Rocky III marks the point where the series starts to get silly, but the end result is so enjoyable that it's hard to carp too much.
Audience Reviews for Rocky III
More Rocky More boxing more head injuries.
Apparently, the worst that can happen to any fighter is to get civilized, and so the great underdog drama from the early films is practically over in this forgettable, unnecessary third film now that we are left with a famous boxing star fighting a psycho killer.
The third instalment in the "Rocky" franchise is a little underwhelming, albeit enjoyable. The cast works together better than ever, and the bond between Rocky and Apollo Creed is the best chemistry in the series yet. Deep down, this movie has elements that have been missing throughout the years in the previous films, but the script is kind of lazy and the fights don't seem as inspired. Still, the final fight with Stallone and Mr. T makes the film already good enough to view, because the raw feeling of that fight is almost better than any of the previous finales. It may not reach any new heights for the franchise, but it's still enjoyable.
Rocky III Quotes
|Thunderlips:||Hang on Meatball!|
|Clubber Lang:||Hey woman! Hey woman! Listen here: since your ol' man ain't got no heart maybe you'd like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreaming you had a real man, don't ya'? I tell you what, bring yo' pretty lil' self over to my apartment tonight and I'll show you a real man.|
|Clubber Lang:||Apollo Who?! You talkin' about that ol' fool Apollo Creed? Shucks, one has-been teaching another. All Apollo has been doing has been running off at the mouth lately and when I see him I'm gonna close it for him.|
|Rocky Balboa:||How did you get so tough?|
|Adrian:||I live with a fighter.|
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