• PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
Rocky IV (1985) Synopsis
The ring champ (Sylvester Stallone) meets a Soviet with a 2000-psi punch.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Whereas Stallone with "Rambo" is messing around with real places and real events, in Rocky IV we all know that this is pure Hollywood, pure...
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Jay Boyar
The film is a slugger that keeps hitting you with one obvious image after another. Funny thing, though: Obviousness is sometimes effective....
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rocky IV is movie-making by the numbers. Even the climactic fight scene isn't as exciting as it should be, maybe because we know with a...
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50

Variety

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Beyond its visceral appeal, Rocky IV is truly the worst of the lot, though Stallone himself is more personable in this one and that helps.
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40

Empire

By Ian Nathan
The jingoism is blindingly awful, but by the time of the showdown, the film has descended into an unaware parody of itself.
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40

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
The comforting sameness of all the ''Rockys'' and the overbearing star quality of Mr. Stallone in his lovable-lug incarnation may well make...
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40

Newsweek

By Jack Kroll
In this tetralogical effort, writer-director-star Stallone has succumbed to the old one-two of silliness and cynicism. [9 Dec 1985, p.92]
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25

TV Guide Magazine

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Rocky IV is a far cry from the delights (both large and small) of its illustrious original.
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20

Time

By Richard Schickel
A scant hour and a half long, padded with clips from earlier Rocky pictures, adding nothing to his mythic, let alone human dimensions, it...
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
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...
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Rated PG