Rocky Balboa details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Antonio Tarver, Tony Burton, James Francis Kelly, Bert Sugar, Max Kellerman, Larry Merchant, Jim Lampley|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - General, Drama - General, Sport - Boxing|
|Studio:||20th CENTURY FOX|
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 May 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Rocky Balboa steps into the ring for the last time to face heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
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Decent closing of a mediocre franchiseBy McClennan (424 reviews) from St Helens , 01 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]A surprise in the end that it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it was going to be, which isn't to say that this film is consistently good because it's not. In fact, the first hour of the film is standard Rocky territory with badly written dialogue and heavy-handed direction to emphasise to us that things just-aren't-the-same-as-they-used-to-be. It's choc full of the franchise cliches and really doesn't drift from them, delivering what you expect in terms of story. If you want to see the same film as you've seen several times before then you'll be happy. However that isn't to say that there's not some good moments in the film because there is. Despite his success the main character's post-career progress rings with a believable truth and although he doesn't quite give us the character study that we want, Stallone shows glimpses of a man tinged with a sadness that you sympathise with. To me though it didn't feel that the character was aware of the sadness that I felt for his situation as he seemed relatively happy doing what he was doing. Beyond the poor dialogue and predictable script there's some nice touches and comments about the current state of world heavyweight boxing, America and a terribly cheesy speech to a teenager that does actually work. It's when we get to the final act that the film steps up a bit with the training montage and then some great camera work and editing as the main fight comes onto the screen. The fight itself starts well but within seconds you're into Rockyworld and the realism disappears (one of my main criticisms of the first film). Eventually the character's honesty and sincerity wins you over leaving you with a strangely moving end as the film becomes the epitaph for a character that has dominated Stallone's life for so long.
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should never have been madeBy a customer from Newcastle upon Tyne , 03 Apr 2010It's 90 odd minutes seemed like a lifetime, the premise is unbelievable, Nathan 'The Line' Dixon is not a particularly memorable character but mainly, it's just BORING, really really BORING - this is a boxing film right? I didnt get that wrong? Rocky is a movie about boxing? so why do you have to wait so long for any err.....boxing? far to much of the film is spent watching Rocky reminisce about past glories and loves lost, it's too downbeat at at times downright depressing.....it was a struggle to reach the end. Disappointing.
Ham and cheese aplentyBy Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 31 Mar 2010Gawd knows why Sly Stone decided to make another Rocky movie - oh yeah I'm forgetting the small amount of cash he no doubt made! This is a dreadfully self indulgent outing with a ridiculous 'pride' fight at it's core. The whole thing barely hangs together due to it's cheesy script and tired characterisations. Really poor.
Avoid. 2 stars.
Go Rocky!By MrLee (38 reviews) from Dudley , 29 Mar 2010I really enjoyed this movie. Didn't really think it would be though as the idea of an ageing Rocky trying to box did not fill me with anticipation. I was wrong though and the movie was brilliant and extremely heartwarming!
Rocky BalboaBy Wifeywoo (32 reviews) from Dingwall , 22 Mar 2010Slow starting Movie, but once it gets going really enjoyable movie, Sly acting probably at his best, as the once glorious Rocky, now running a restaurant, regalling customers with stories form his past, is this a man living in his past?
thoroughly enjoyable fight scenes near the end, showing Rocky at his best and most fragile, up against the young pretender trying to prove his critics wrong and that he is the best boxer, but Rocky comes off best, wasn't sure the ending scenario, would Rocky die?, win? or would they both lose?, to find out the answer watch this enjoyable movie
Most satifactory movie in this franchise even though there was the wait. Sly looking good
Rocky BalboaBy KissMiss (19 reviews) from Reading , 15 Mar 2010As a child I loved the Rocky films and everything they stood for in terms of the underdog working hard and then succeeding in life. However I was disappointed by Rocky Balboa it is very average until about the 1 hour mark and then the whole point to the film becomes clear and it is alittle more exciting. The end I actually quite liked. The film isn't terrible but I wouldn't rent it again.