Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: December 20, 2006
8.4
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Universal acclaim based on 361 Ratings
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TonyC.Jan 3, 2007
I was somewhat disappointed because much of this movie felt really forced. The heavyweight champs in the other movies were very believable, this champ looks like middleweight. 60 year old Rocky had a bigger build than this Kevin Garnet I was somewhat disappointed because much of this movie felt really forced. The heavyweight champs in the other movies were very believable, this champ looks like middleweight. 60 year old Rocky had a bigger build than this Kevin Garnet look-alike. It's a shame that Stallone didn't use a real heavywight, because that would have made the final scene more realistic. Many of the other actors did not fit either, and some of the scenes were just too unrealistic [**SPOILER***] Rocky's son quiting his job after his Rocky's speech to watch his dad train . And do you expect us to believe that Rocky, after all these years, has no one else to bring to Vegas than "little" Marie and her son. I wouldn't expect Rocky to have to bribe people into becoming his friends. I really wanted to like this film, and the final scene made me forget some of the flaws, but as another reviewer said, it felt like it was written by a college kid. Expand
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BlackS.Jan 22, 2007
Too cheesy, cliched, trite and generally unintelligent for most British people to appreciate. I would recommend for adolescents only.
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ToddB.Apr 2, 2007
Rocky's soliloquies were embarassingly simple and of the dime-store philosopher type. He still hasn't learned to keep his hands up, so he's still a human punching bag. Joe Cortez let the fight continue after the 50+ year old Rocky's soliloquies were embarassingly simple and of the dime-store philosopher type. He still hasn't learned to keep his hands up, so he's still a human punching bag. Joe Cortez let the fight continue after the 50+ year old fighter was knocked down twice in one round? Never. Suspension of disbelief was impossible because we were given proposterous story elements. Bad performances and even worse dialogue pepper this disaster. Expand
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ArnieG.Dec 21, 2006
Disapointing. The Schmaltzy music is unbearable. . Solidly acted but outrageously sappy. Slightly better than Rocky 5 but just barely.
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CablesDec 23, 2006
Other than a few somewhat funny (yet completely forced) one liners, this movie was a huge disappointment. I can't believe the reviews are this good. It honestly felt like the movie was written by a college kid who saw one too many Other than a few somewhat funny (yet completely forced) one liners, this movie was a huge disappointment. I can't believe the reviews are this good. It honestly felt like the movie was written by a college kid who saw one too many sports movies. Expand
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ReidF.Jan 27, 2007
I really wanted to like this movie more, and I admire Stallone for keeping the focus small and intimate. It's OK while you're watching it, but you forget it as soon as you leave the theater.
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ChadS.Dec 24, 2006
Like the "Star Wars" prequels, the highlight of "Rocky Balboa" is the music. Both films are dependent on the audience's nostalgia for its predecessors and can't truly stand on their own merits. If you're not genuinely thrilled Like the "Star Wars" prequels, the highlight of "Rocky Balboa" is the music. Both films are dependent on the audience's nostalgia for its predecessors and can't truly stand on their own merits. If you're not genuinely thrilled when Rocky charges up those Philadelphian steps; you're either a corpse, or a Rocky virgin. "Rocky Balboa", unfortunately, lays on the sentimentality a little too thick, and the most ardent fan has to admit; somewhat forced(same turtles, fine; but same hat and coat after thirty years?) to the brink of preposterousness(that pet shop must be a front for some drug operation). "Rocky Balboa" impressively recreates the look and feel from the John Avildsen-directed original, which makes psychological sense since Rocky is living in the past. What doesn't make sense is the deployment of that same color palette for the scenes detailing the Mason Dixon(Antonio Tarver) camp. To me, there should be a color contrast to indicate both fighters' psychical state. But that would be an art film. In an art film, Adrian(Talia Shire, who must've been royally pissed to be left out) wouldn't be flickering for the people who loved "Ghost". Mrs. Balboa's presence would exist solely in her grieving husband's eyes. To Stallone's credit, he could've pulled it off. The big fight starts off well(it's presented in real time), but then Stallone gets artsy(oh,oh), and makes the unfortunate switch to ornate montage, which to me, resembles a collaboration between Rod Serling and Darin Aronofsky("Requeim for a Heavyweight Dream"). Expand
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UnorusJancoDec 25, 2015
Rocky V was a better ending to the series, this is just pure fanservice with no heart nor originality, it feels like a **** remake of a good movie, just like Rocky II.
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BroyaxApr 5, 2017
"Eh, Rocky vient d'ouvrir son restau !
-Qu'est-ce qu'on y sert ?
-De la dinde aux marrons !" Voilà donc Rocky VI logiquement retraité et nostalgique après une quantité de coups d'éclats et une carrière mouvementée... Veuf et désoeuvré en
"Eh, Rocky vient d'ouvrir son restau !
-Qu'est-ce qu'on y sert ?
-De la dinde aux marrons !"

Voilà donc Rocky VI logiquement retraité et nostalgique après une quantité de coups d'éclats et une carrière mouvementée... Veuf et désoeuvré en compagnie de son beauf' Paulie, l'inénarrable et aigri Paulie, personnage toujours aussi hilarant de la saga, notre pauvre vieux devrait au moins profiter de sa reconversion mais -et le parallèle avec la carrière de ce vieux Sylvestre est flagrant- on ne raccroche pas les gants comme ça, surtout lorsqu'il s'agit de relancer la machine (à fric et à succès) d'un acteur -à l'instar de Schwarzy- qui a bien du mal à gérer sa fin de parcours.

Ainsi, Sly tente de faire de son âge un atout qu'il incorpore plus ou moins bien dans le scénario, et au forceps s'il le faut. Il s'agit cela dit -il faut le reconnaître- du meilleur rôle de sa carrière, un rôle d'un boxeur brave, bonhomme et d'une spontanéité désarmante, indubitablement sympathique en somme. D'autant que son doubleur Alain Dorval est toujours là pour le sublimer en VF... beuhaaaar !

On se trouve donc en terrain connu et rebattu et on peut prédire la fin du film au bout de 15 mn. Il n'y a plus rien à essorer de cette licence désormais, et peu importe les vélléités de Sylvestre à cet égard. On regrette d'ailleurs des effets et un montage lors du combat final peu satisfaisants et en net retrait des précédents Rocky.

Ce qui n'empêche pas contre toute attente d'apprécier -encore- ici et là le personnage de Rocky et un humour bien venu (involontaire ou non, voilà qui ne change heureusement pas) et de se laisser porter, plein d'indulgence, par le dernier (?) baroud d'honneur du boxeur opiniâtre suranné.
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