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Rocky V Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
This is the first picture in the series that feels inert.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The last 30 min make Rocky V a worthwhile watch, and even though there are numerous flaws, it's a rather engrossing film and the most underrated of the Rocky movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
June 1, 2007
Time to hang up the boxing gloves, ol' Rocky.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
December 19, 2006
For the most part, the Rocky pictures have been outstanding entertainments, beautifully crafted and executed, and Rocky V is an important and worthwhile addition to the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 19, 2006
The dramatic moves are so obvious and shopworn that not even the star's mournful basset-hound expressions can redeem them.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2006
Much-maligned but sporadically effective...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
April 20, 2006
Rocky loses his fortune, moves back to the old neighborhood and neglects his son while training an ultimately ungrateful young boxer. A manufactured attempt to capture the spirit of the original. What's intended as high drama is cloying and silly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Whereas the first and far superior Rocky had real heart, this tries and fails to have brains.
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
An embarassment to brain-damaged boxers and their wussy sons everywhere.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
Goes the distance as a parable about what is really means to have heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A sloppy but good-natured reminder of just what it is that has kept Rocky Balboa afloat for 14 years.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 11, 2003
They should-a stopped at IV.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Despite Stallone's bantamweight attempts to insert, like, character into the fifth Rocky, it's the same old fight with the same old round of regulars.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In Rock V, the underdog is officially diagnosed as 'brain damaged.' Yo. So what else is new?
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Even Stallone seems to be sleepier than usual here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Like watching some favourite relative die, Stallone subjects the viewer to a miserable and pathetic end for such an enduring character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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