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Rocky III Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Sly's boxing saga begins to go lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
An entertainingly thrilling and inspirational action/drama that although a step down in terms of quality, still contains the heart and emotional punch that made the first two Rocky films so great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages.

TV Guide
December 19, 2006
Bigger but not better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2006
...probably the most effective of the bunch...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
February 18, 2006
The formula was starting to become tiresome by now. And can somebody please explain how Rocky suddenly became more articulate in this one despite more punches to the head?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 6, 2005
Was a great film during the Cold War.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 26, 2005
not awful, but getting there
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
With each sequel, quality receives a KO.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 22, 2004
A definite crowd-pleaser, although you can see the series start to slide downhill
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
Rocky III is an audience-involving film and it is to Stallone's credit that we cheer for the champ in both victory and defeat.
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Decent sequel. Kinda cartoonish, but lots of good fights. Better than Rocky IV.
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Someone ought to have thrown in the towel.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 29, 2003
Rocky takes on Mr. T; fans catch some zzzzs
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 23, 2003
This is when the Rocky series went from 'good' to 'horrible crap.'
| Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
People love to bash the third Rocky, but this film is as invigorating as any in the series.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2001
Another return to the ring for Rocky Balboa sees Stallone ditch drama for all-out adrenalin-fuelled entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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