Rocky Balboa Synopsis
Aging Rocky's plan to fight a few small matches escalates into a battle with the world champion.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie itself, defying all odds, comes close to a knockout.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There is much to poke at in Rocky Balboa, yet the movie, with its amusingly updated ''Gonna Fly Now'' montage and its very niftily staged...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Defies all expectations with a low-key, technically stripped-down production that really does come close to capturing the heart and soul of...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
What's touching about Rocky Balboa, the sixth chapter in the saga of Philadelphia's lord of the ring, is the small-scale stuff. Not the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Think you're too tough for a sentimental comeback story? Well, a few minutes with Rocky Balboa might just knock the cynic out of you.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As written, directed and, of course, acted by Sylvester Stallone, this film provides more insight into the character and his psyche than...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just when you're ready to puke, the old Bill Conti theme ("Gonna Fly Now") kicks in -- are you feeling it? -- Stallone steps in the ring and...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Against all odds this panoply of punishment is almost thrilling, even though it's raging bull of a different kind.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is no corporate project made to squeeze a few more dollars from a fading cash cow. No one else has been asking for another "Rocky,"...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Anyone who appreciates Sylvester Stallone or enjoys the "Rocky" movies will find moments to enjoy in Rocky Balboa and will leave the...
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Best Rocky

By glassman
This is the best Rocky yet! It's a must see....


By Armychic
Ok, so I expect men to be men and women to be women. It may sound ridiculous but seeing "rocky" cry ruined the entire series for me....

I liked it

By brettj
It was good. Better the The last two movies, that's for sure....

Rocky Balboa

By nickandtiff
We went to see this on Valentine's Day. This is one of the best Rocky movies I have seen. My husband is a big fan of the Rocky movies, and he said this is one of his favorites also....

Five Word Review

By codlea
Rocky balboa is completely perfect....


By Mallory-Marie
Okay, I am NOT A Rocky fan...I took my BF as a night out...and I LOVED IT! Now I want to watch them all....

Great way to end the franchise!

By indyfan1205
I thought the film was a great way to end the Rocky franchise. In my mind Rocky V was one of the worst movies ever made. This is a must see for any Rocky fans....

I'm sorry Rocky, what were you saying

By H3OIndra
Watching this movie I thought to probablly would be much better if I remembered anything about the originals other than Rocky running up the stairs to Eye of the Tiger. The problem is...


By mad-moviez
excellent follow up from the series, rocky is a good fighter and the fight is sweet....

Couldn't have done it better

By decgrl
I thought Rocky Balboa was terrific. It was very emotional, as you see him struggle to restart his life and put the past behind him. Sylvester did a great job capturing that emotion - me and my...

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Rated PG | For boxing violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 10+ Rocky's back, with new energy -- but same story.
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