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Rocky IV Reviews

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May 13, 2015
[Stallone] creates credible villains worthy of his heroic character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2015
The new film's narrative is stripped down to essentials, which gives it an emblematic quality.
July 7, 2010
Whatever charm and grit there was in the first film is gone, replaced with a glossed up, over the top form of 1980's action melodrama, which is thick on the cheese and even thicker on the montages. And this critic loved every minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2006
...suffers from a vibe of superfluousness...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2006
The film's only major disappointment is a lack of screen-time for a pre-Foofy Foofy Brigitte Nielsen
January 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2004
Fourth in series has lost most of punch
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2004
Proves once again that all the world loves an underdog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2003
I know it's awful, but I can't look away!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2002
More action, and less plot let's makes Rocky's latest bout entertaining, but far from groundbreaking.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2002
If you ask me, it's mostly about 1985, a time when you could fill 90 minutes with nothing but machismo, excitement and montage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 2, 2002
Fist-pumping, heart-jumping, chest-thumping fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
While this derivative and shallow sequel might weaken the credibility of the series, there's no denying the satisfaction of watching a fight of such seemingly impossible odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2016
'Rocky IV' still stands, not as a highlight of the series (certainly not that) but as a quintessential artifact of mid-'80s studio filmmaking: soulless, flag-waving, soundtrack-blasting Product.
May 13, 2015
Padded with clips from earlier Rocky pictures, adding nothing to his mythic, let alone human dimensions, it lacks even the primitive suspense and crude capacity to release underdog emotions that permitted its predecessors to conquer one's better judgment.
May 13, 2015
This is grim and witless storytelling, and what makes it so depressing is that it hasn't improved by so much as a chemical trace since the days of the first Rocky.
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