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, Drama, Sport|
|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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Another greaty Rocky film!By TuCanChew (14 reviews) from Worcestershire , 02 Feb 2010I'm a big fan of Rock and everyone of the Rocky films.
After listening and reading many reviews that had knocked this film I decided not to rush to see it, I didn't want to be disappointed.
How wrong though. I wish I'd seen it before as it as all the same great highlights of the previous films, Rocky seems to be having trouble,. His famliy and friends are giving him a hard time and then he agrees to fight the current world champ many years after retirement.
As usual he turns things around and In the end everything turns out great for the Rocky and i'm sure any Rocky fans out there will be glad Rockys still going...
...do you think he has any more fights left in him though?? surely this has to be the last in the series??
rocky balboaBy fakenhamsno1 (2 reviews) from kilwinning scotland , 27 Jan 2010typical rocky film, but this time more believable and with better filmed fight scenes.enjoyable
ok not greatBy a customer from Nottingham , 10 Jan 2010This is really best rented by fans of this series of movies. A decent end to the anthology BUT very slow to get going. Good job of keeping alive much of the sprit of the earlier movies, but slow to get going, leading to a decent boxing fight scene, but rather a weak ending - lacking the dramatic flourish that I thought they should have written.
all said and done the end titles with the Rocky theme and pictures of Philly was cool.
Rocky BalboaBy Woodsy10 (8 reviews) from Bootle , 17 Dec 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA great film,great the way they brought him back,you will not be dissapointed.
great end(?) to the seriesBy ajmac (55 reviews) from Stockport , 12 Dec 2009A great performance by Stallone which results in a film which is a fitting conclusion to the franchise. Please hang up the gloves now.