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Rocky V Reviews

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June 8, 2016
Great movie this movie has some very emotional scenes
June 4, 2016
Rocky 5 is the complete downfall of the series featuring a weak story, phoned-in performances, questionable character moments and even Stallone himself has admitted it's terrible and the low-point of the franchise. It really isn't a Rocky movie at all; he never once steps in the ring and instead trains a new up-and-coming fighter named, Tommy Gunn (played by real-life fighter, Tommy Morrison), who intrudes too far into Rocky's life to where he ends up neglecting his son, Rocky Jr, played fittingly by his real-life son, Sage Stallone. The film is a complete farce of the franchise with the main message being: throwing a punch will solve all of your problems and the meat-headed attitude throughout the film betrays the characters. Throughout the film we are annoyed to death by an irritating boxing promoter who is trying to get Rocky out of retirement, and when that plan fails, sets his sights on the impressionable, Tommy Gunn. The film ends with a retarded street fight between Rocky and Tommy that really just has to be seen to be believed and it's such a weak way to cap off the franchise at the time. Most franchises have one or a few black sheep installments, and this is easily the worst film in the Rocky series and you can honestly skip right over it if you're marathoning the films. Oh, and you got to love how Rocky Jr. goes from being about 8 years old in Rocky 4, to like 14 in this film in the span of Rocky's flight home from Russia, continuity ftw!
June 3, 2016
Rocky V is a really disappointing part of the film series and I think Sylvester Stallone didn't really give out the heart of the character like he did with the last four films.
May 17, 2016
A lot of flaws but entertaining in a dumb kind of way.
May 13, 2016
Not so good, all this film relies on is pure nostalgia from the previous fight with Drago.
April 24, 2016
Para muchos la peor entrega de la saga. Para m, una de las ms interesantes. Me gusta pensar que ese odio viene del hecho de que Tommy Gun no es un rival tan grandilocuente como en anteriores entregas, pero lo cierto es que su importancia viene por otros aspectos: el hecho de que sea el pupilo de Rocky, su primer estudiante, el hecho de que se vea reflejado en l, el hecho de que el propio Rocky est aprovechndose de l para volver a sentir todo aquello que haba perdido (Micky, su posibilidad de luchar, su xito)...

Son tantas lecturas las que se pueden sacar de esta pelcula, que me sorprende que no gustase.

Ah s, y todo se resuelve a puetazos...como buen americano...Yey!
April 22, 2016
A worthy addition to the Rocky saga. Even though Rocky has retired from boxing the film is still able to show heart and emotion.
April 20, 2016
This movie could perfectly be deleted from history and everyone will be happy. The only positive thing is watching Rocky back in his original enviroment and showing everyone that he is the honest human being that everybody loves.
April 20, 2016
This entry in the Rocky series is a dark, and rather unworthy chapter. But "Rocky V'' still does have it's worthwhile moments, like the "Mickey inspirational speech'', the "Street Fight'' showdown between Rocky and Tommy and it features a great soundtrack with well-known artists like Elton John.
½ April 17, 2016
I can't remember any other film franchise in which the hero receives nothing but loss, in its (pretended to be) last chapter. Sly, What were you thinking?
½ April 17, 2016
A more subtle, and quite different, entry to the Rocky series.
March 30, 2016
I thought this movie was good. Had a fight outside of the ring. It wasn't the best out of all of the movies but I am still gonna give it 5 stars because well... It's Rocky the champ.
March 27, 2016
While it manages to keep some heart from the last films, it contains a dull and uninteresting story, and has no likeable characters, and even makes Rocky unliveable at some points. Overall very disappointing for fans of the films.
March 27, 2016
shit, the others were great but this is just horrible
March 25, 2016
Say what you will about Rocky 5 but I like it. There are big problems with it but when it comes down to it this Rocky feels more like a Rocky movie than 3 and 4.
March 19, 2016
Not exciting. Put me to sleep
March 8, 2016
½ March 6, 2016
Rocky V is a disgrace to the franchise and Rocky himself. He disregards the ones he loves to help a random fighter who ultimately betrays him. The confrontation turning into a street fight is beyond dumb.
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2016
In taking the iconic character's fight to the streets, the unnecessary part V Rockys and rolls the franchise into an uninspired and boring corner. This one still smarts. Throwing out the boxer with the bath water, Stallone's fourth Rocky sequel strips away the character's riches and, inadvertently, his underdog cred. Amazingly, it's not the betrayal of a back-stabbing protg that forces the Italian Stallion to fight but the fact that his son loses faith in him. Like Rocky, it comes to down to what's most important in life over winning...which should've ultimately involved walking away from a fight that's beneath him. Instead, our iconic hero refuses a bite of humble pie and reduces himself to fighting outside of a bar, which pretty much sums up where the worst film of the series takes the franchise: the gutters.

In this PG-13-rated sports drama, reluctantly retired riches to rags boxer Rocky (Stallone) takes on a new protg (Tommy Morrison) who betrays him.

The guiding hand of John G. Avildsen, returning as director since helming the first and best of the franchise, adds nothing to this dull cheap shot. In all fairness, with a script this poor, the film's downward spiral is a phenomenon beyond his control. Blame the writer. In need of a hit after numerous flops, Stallone makes his bed with a sloppy story that tries returning the champ to his roots and reverting him back to square one where he was at the outset of chapter one, in effect. Only he has Adrian...unfortunately, Shire doesn't seem to have the same fight in her anymore, which is probably why her character ends up getting written out of the follow-up, Rocky Balboa. Her beloved character's arc is long done. Meanwhile, Stallone's real-life son, Sage, assumes the role of Rocky Junior, impossibly aging the character 7 years since the last film even though this chapter picks up immediately after the events of IV.

Bottom line: Raging Bullsh*t
½ February 1, 2016
A bit different from the first 4 Rocky films but really enjoyable. Great new characters.
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