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½ June 12, 2016
Good film. Not as good as the first two though
June 6, 2016
There's something to be said for Stallone's comedic timing. His exhibition match against Thunderlips (Hulk Hogan) is pretty funny. What I was most surprised by though is how well Stallone has developed the Rocky-Adrian love story by the third movie. He's written something believable and the dialogue is memorable not only for its sweetness and humour, but also for the mutual respect between them, even in moments of pushback.
June 2, 2016
Rocky 3 is the best and easily the most entertaining entry in the Rocky franchise with an animalistic villain, some heavy drama, and the surprising team-up of Rocky and Apollo which added the perfect amount of heart to this film. Since his championship win, Rocky has been coasting on fame, fighting lesser opponents to keep his title, until a tougher and meaner boxer named, Clubber Lang challenges, the Italian Stallion, to a fight which Rocky reluctantly accepts. However, before the fight can take place, a tragedy occurs which distracts, Rocky, in the ring and causes him to lose his championship status and his personal trainer. Broken, and unsure of how to defeat, Lang, Rocky joins forces with Apollo Creed who teaches him how to move swifter and adopt new styles of fighting. I absolutely loved this entry in the Rocky series and it put a HUGE smile on my face seeing Balboa and Creed setting aside their differences to work together and neutralize the savage, Lang. This is also the first film in the franchise to use the now iconic, Eye of the Tiger song and hearing it played during one of the infamous montage sequences was a real treat for the eyes and ears! There is also a RIDICULOUS wrestling match between Stallone and Hulk Hogan, in his prime, that goes so over the top it becomes hilarious. It's more of an action/fighting film, than a humble drama, but it has just enough of that Rocky charm and it is definitely my favourite in the series.
May 8, 2016
The worst of all the Rocky films. There's so many editorial mistakes it's unreal. Rocky has a flashback of a fight he hasn't had yet (he's wearing the stars and stripes in the flashback). There's a crowd shot using footage from Rocky 2, you can see the Rocky vs Apollo poster in background. Rocky was trained by Apollo to Dance around his opponent and wear him down. Instead he just stands directly in front of him taking shots that no man could take. It's a shame cause Rocky was an awesome well made film and Rocky 2 was pretty good also. Stallone really lost his way with this one. The whole gritty style of the first two is completely gone in this one.
April 27, 2016
Probably the best since the first one, if not better.
½ April 24, 2016
PodrŪamos decir que este es el momento en el que la saga comienza a abandonar su profundidad y realismo duro, por un componente mŠs espectŠcular con la inclusiůn de rivales espectaculares.

Cierto es tambiťn que Clubber Lang no deja de ser un reflejo del pasado de Balboa, una imagen que le devuelve el espejo de la realidad que ha olvidado debido al desmesurado ťxito de su carrera. Claro que tambien tiene que lidiar con el hecho de que este ťxito pueda no ser merecido, y tengo que volver a demostrarlo.

Es increible como una saga de estas caracterŪsticas puede seguir manteniendo este nivel tan elevado a nivel reflexivo y cinematogrŠfico.
½ April 20, 2016
Rocky III explores the life and feelings of the champion when he losses his self confidence and finds a way to rebuild with the help of an unexpected person that is able to see the world from his point of view.
April 14, 2016
Great music. Why don't men wear crop tops anymore? Goes great with a box of bota redvolution.
April 2, 2016
Wasn't a big fan of Rocky films
March 29, 2016
Mr. T was good in this he was cocky as Ali the Rocky threw it back at him. Rocky will always be the champ.
½ March 27, 2016
A ridiculous but fun film that hits similar beats to the past two films. However, it succeeds in being an entertaining film for fans of the past films, and still maintaining the heart found throughout the series.
½ March 25, 2016
Not as good as the first two but Rocky 3 is a very enjoyable movie
March 19, 2016
Good film. Until Mickey died
March 18, 2016
As a Rocky fanboy, this is my personal favorite. There's no doubt that the first film is the strongest, but Rocky 3 is the most entertaining! Mr T as Clubber Lang was just perfect casting. He's so over the top and scary. They couldn't have picked someone better. With the 80s Rock, Hulk Hogan, and kickass fights, this has everything we love about Rocky!
½ March 8, 2016
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2016
Rockier than the first two chapters but still packing a lot of fist-pumping punch, part III takes the franchise into more commercial waters yet remarkably still makes the audience root for the character. Mirroring the tides of success in his personal life, Stallone's second Rocky sequel finds the character getting caught up in the fame and riches that come along with a championship belt only for a bout with humbleness to knock him back to his senses. With this over-the-top and flashy chapter, the franchise - and character - earn all of the lampoons sure to follow, but the pure boxing spectacle and continuing underdog drama are truly something to behold.

In this PG-rated sports drama, world champion Rocky Balboa falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Stallone and Shire fly on auto-pilot, sure-footed as the lovebirds getting, wait for it, one more shot. Carl Weathers, meanwhile, aptly advances Apollo Creed from showy opponent to driving force when he becomes Rocky's trainer. Given this arc, his character becomes as interesting a player in the franchise as the Italian Stallion himself. While Hulk Hogan hams it up as wrestler Thunderlips in an exhibition match, Mr. T likewise goes big but manages to make the menace tangible, ending up to be Rocky's most memorable opponent second to Apollo.

Bottom line: Glass-Jawed Angels
½ February 20, 2016
Rocky III is another fun installment in the Rocky franchise. It's great seeing Rocky and Creed working together. Rocky dealing with the death of his old trainer brings an emotional core to the story.
January 30, 2016
Rocky III is probably more bigger than the first two and Sylvester Stallone really gets the audience involved with the action, the drama and the actor's performances with his magnificent writing and direction.
½ January 28, 2016
Interesting parts to the movie. Great ending.
January 26, 2016
really good. "I pitty the fool" who doesn't like this film. LOL
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