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Rocky III Reviews

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½ December 27, 2015
In my opinion the greatest in the Rocky series. This fight is far more personal with much more emotional weight. With perfect pacing and character development this movie has inspired many boxing movies coming after it!
December 24, 2015
Probably the only time I ever wanted to see BA Baracus get the shit kicked out of himself. Love the training montage and the introduction of 'Survivor's Eye of the Tiger' brings the soundtrack to a whole new level. Some emotional scenes too.
December 22, 2015
A lot to like. Just missing something from the first two.
½ December 22, 2015
"Rocky III" continues the titular pugilist's story with a fresh idea, but this film fails to contend with it's predecessors mostly due to the fact the Rocky Balboa we see here is not the same lunkheaded city slicker we came to know and love in the original film. Furthermore, "Rocky III" succumbs to emotional-manipulation, cheesy dialogue, and formula. It's practically borderline-schlock at this point, but it's entertainment value really lies in Stallone's performance, your fondness for the characters, and the final fight. So, in conclusion, "Rocky III" is mildly entertaining at best, but a lightweight compared to the first two and I never want to hear Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" ever again.
½ December 17, 2015
Still not too bad in its third outing, the climax makes its mark.
December 15, 2015
Mr. T and Stallone deliver a visceral and entertaining boxing rivalry about the prideful fall & penance that Rocky endures to reclaim his passion for fighting and his championship title, Carl Weathers turns in a fine performance as the rival-turned-mentor, Apollo Creed.
½ December 14, 2015
"Rocky III" isn't just about the way a fighter wins his title back. It's about a man that believes in himself, it's about hope and honesty with yourself.
There's more into the Rocky series then an underdog story... it's about a man and his life's story. It's about the power of trust... because Rocky believed in himself first of all, he knew that he was a great in what he was doing and he impressed the hole world with that.Apollo's help meant in a symbolic way, that in life, there will always be someone else to believe in you. Even someone you thought to be your challenger. And of course there's his wife that will be with him no matter what.
I believe that the Rocky movies are about a man that's showing the world, being poor is not a problem... being gifted it is... :))
½ December 5, 2015
Rocky 3 is a bit cheesier and harder to believe than the first two films, but it still has plenty of entertainment value and introduces some iconic characters to the Rocky universe.
December 3, 2015
Escrito e dirigido por Stallone, Rocky III é provavelmente o mais eficaz da serie, quando o filme começa, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) é claramente um novo homem que teve sua personalidade moldada pelo dinheiro como evidenciado por seus vários contratos publicitários e gastos desenfreados, a propriedade palaciana, carros, casacos de pele, etc. Rocky agora só enfranta oponentes fracos ou lutas promocionais. Apos ser desafiando em publico por Clubber (Mr. T) um lutador em ascensão rocky ser ver obrigado a enfrenta-lo o que cumina em uma derrota vexatoria, e é ai que Stallone brilha com um drama magnifico. Rocky pede a ajuda de velho inimigo Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) e começa um regime de treinamento esgotante. A obra apresenta uma inclinação muito mais melodramático do que qualquer dos seus antecessores, nomeadamente no que Rocky é forçado a reexaminar suas prioridades culminando com uma longa sequência na qual esposa leal Adrian confronta-o na praia. Há pouca dúvida de que Clubber continua sendo um dos adversários mais temíveis de Rocky, a batalha final é brutal e convincente.
½ December 3, 2015
Campier than I remembered, but still a big step up storywise from 2.
December 1, 2015
After the rather mundane second entry, the third Rocky film proves to actually be quite enjoyable. Since beating Apollo, Rocky has continuously defended his heavyweight champ title, and he has been living a life of luxury. He is a little brighter and a little classier now. But the young, strong, and trash talking Clubber Lang (Mr. T's debut in a role he would repeat both on and off screen for years) wants to take that title. Rocky wants the fight, but soon learns from his trainer that he hasn't defended his title against a proper fighter in his prime since he beat Apollo. After losing to Clubber in the 2nd round, and the Mickey dies of a heart attack...Rocky begins to retrain with Apollo himself to regain the title from Clubber. The film has a better story than Rocky II, and its melodrama is more effective (Mick's death is more interesting a story point and more realistic than Adrian's coma), the fight new and interesting with a better opponent (or at least a different one than just Apollo Creed). I enjoyed Rocky III, sure it still doesn't come close to the original, but it was a decent sequel.
November 29, 2015
not til this movie does he really learn boxing.
November 25, 2015
It's the most entertaining flick out of the series for good or bad reasons.
½ November 21, 2015
My favourite Rocky movie! It's the eye of the tiger it's the thrill of the fight!
October 29, 2015
There are some emotional bits in Rocky III but in my humble opinion, this may be the weakest of the Rocky movies. My least favourite anyway.
October 22, 2015
2nd favourite of the series.. he loses title by getting lazy, then has to train hard and get the desire for winning back.
October 18, 2015
Not as entertaining as I or II, but not too bad...ð???
October 18, 2015
Not bad but not great...
½ October 17, 2015
not half bad. Plenty of nostalgia. This was released back when not every movie had to be 2 hours. Good editing. Mr. T. is a beast.
September 6, 2015
Hulk Hogan and Mr T bring the action up a notch with Mr T (Clubber Lang) the biggest bad arse of them all.
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