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Rocky III Reviews

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March 27, 2018
Better than it's predecessor, "Rocky 3" is a good way to end a more than terrific underdog trilogy.
February 24, 2018
I have no idea why people like this movie. it is awful. I has awful story line. This is still better then the first movie of Rocky. Rocky II is better. And that is not very good. Rocky IV is a good movie. A lot better then this. Rocky V is a good movie. It is a lot better then this. This is not a good movie. Do not see it. It has an awful story line.
February 21, 2018
While anyone can appreciate how difficult it must have been to direct, write and star in one movie, the end result is unfortunately disappointing
½ February 20, 2018
A cheesy 80's movie that benefits largely looking back now. The film poses some interesting questions to Rocky and it is largely an enjoyable movie if a little flawed in the dramatics.

It's hard not to enjoy this film and the look at the trappings of success could have been explored a lot better but the film is basically a collection of training montages played over catchy 80's songs.

The film lacks the dramatic edge of the previous 2 and plays it safe.
February 19, 2018
A Good Movie In The Rocky Trilogy
February 15, 2018
you thought i was tough..

Rocky III

There is a sense of wanting more for the character but at this point it seems obvious that they are stretching their way down the road where box office is given more importance than quality of it. Rocky III is flat out predictable and a typical sport movie filled with cliched action sequences to complete the run time of the movie. Sylvester Stallone seems to be working hard on it since being aware of the platform he has got and gets a good supporting cast on screen. Rocky III is of course made for the audience with more action sequences and fan boy moments but looses the touch of originality and the soul of it.
December 31, 2017
clubber lang was a great villian in the film
October 25, 2017
It was a good sports movie. I enjoyed the motivation for the final fight. Had some heartfelt scenes. However the movie was not as fun as the first two. Still a enjoyable movie.
September 15, 2017
Mr. T is awesome as Clubber Lang, but the rest of the movie is boring and corny like most of the other Rocky movies not named "Creed."
August 25, 2017
Though a bit too silly to pull it all together as a film that stands by its predecessors, Rocky 3 is still entertaining enough to be watchable.
August 17, 2017
Fun and enjoyable with a stunning fight and script
½ August 12, 2017
Great movie. Though the finale follows in line with the previous entry in the franchise, this entry actually features solid character development for returning characters, especially the titular hero and former rival Apollo Creed, and features solid direction and great performances from Stallone, Shire, Weathers, Young, T and Hogan.
½ July 14, 2017
A very simple sequel with an almost predictable outcome in the end. However, I like that 'Eye of the Tiger' came from this film.
½ July 2, 2017
Rocky is back, and he fights Mr. T. I enjoyed most of this movie, but have always had a hatred for Stallone completely changing his Rocky personality so he didn't have to act like a fool anymore. He loses the speech impediment, he starts to talk intelligently, and its really annoying. But I did like Mr. T a lot.
June 17, 2017
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.
½ June 16, 2017
While the first Rocky was about going the distance, this entry in the franchise is the exact opposite. And some people may not be too happy with that. Like most third films, it's a noticeable slight step-down from its predecessors. In spite of this, Rocky III manages to redeem itself with some enjoyable boxing action whilst also showing what fame can do to a person earlier on in the film as well as a great soundtrack. Oh, that Survivor song. Loved the way the film began with a montage of Rocky being heavyweight champion of the world whilst Clubber Lang, who's slightly more famous than actual Mr. T, shows that he's going to be Rocky's first true challenger since Apollo Creed. Eye of the Tiger, man. That freaking song. Can't quite match up to the first two Rockys but still doesn't quite go for a knockout, in a negative sense.
½ June 10, 2017
Rocky takes on Mr. T to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger". Not nearly as good as the first two movies, but it still has heart. (First and only viewing - 1/11/2009)
½ June 5, 2017
I really liked this movie and in a lot of ways I think this was a necessary movie. After being the up and coming underdog in the first two movies who takes advantage of his big break, I think we needed to see Rocky defending his belt and losing sight of his purpose in the trappings that come with fame. It's a story we see a lot in real life and this was a good on screen portrayal of that. And what a better way to get some sense beat back into you than having it out with a really cut and savage Mt.T.
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