Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    I didn't think there was a drop left in this formula, but Sylvester Stallone has reached down, gone into the well, pulled himself up from the mat and found the strength within to come back with one last Rocky movie that's better than all the other sequels and almost as good as the original. [16 Nov 1990, p.E1]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    For the most part, the "Rocky" pictures have been outstanding entertainments, beautifully crafted and executed, and Rocky V is an important and worthwhile addition to the series.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. GregS
    Oct 16, 2008
    6
    It's the last 20 minutes that if finally kicks off.
  2. Nov 22, 2014
    5
    Rocky V was one of the worst Rocky films. Everyone thought Rocky IV was stupid, but wait until you see the fifth installment. You'll startRocky V was one of the worst Rocky films. Everyone thought Rocky IV was stupid, but wait until you see the fifth installment. You'll start thinking Rocky IV was a masterpiece! Full Review »
  3. Aug 29, 2014
    4
    The Rocky franchise has carried itself in a particular fashion that has made it popular and profitable. I feel like Rocky V strayed from thatThe Rocky franchise has carried itself in a particular fashion that has made it popular and profitable. I feel like Rocky V strayed from that fashion. It claims to be an even further reach back into Rocky's roots as a street fighter and that that was a prominent part of his character all along when it really was never established in any of the other films except vaguely in the first Rocky. There is merit in the story, and a lot of heart involved in the struggle Rocky has in salvaging what's left of his life and providing for his family. It was a new direction that was just too far for me. Were it standing on its own I may think better of it but considering its prequels and sequel, this is the runt. Full Review »