Rocky 5 (DVD)

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Rocky 5 (DVD)

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In John G. Avildsen's ROCKY V, times are different for boxing champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). A lifetime of taking shots has terminated hi...

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“Guess what? Rocky is back !”

published 17/10/2006

ProNot that many.

ConsA Rocky to far.

Rocky V (Film Review Only). The Plot. ------------------------- Rocky returns from Russia after his fight with Ivan Drago only to be confronted with more than the hero's welcome. Health and financial problems lead to Rocky becoming a trainer at the gym Mighty Mick's which was left to him by his...

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“On Rocky Ground”

published 30/03/2011

ProStallone

ConsEverything else

Rocky Balboa’s last fight against Ivan Drago was the kind of fight that could end a boxer’s life, let alone their career. Luckily for Rocky, his head is as hard as a brick. Unfortunately for Rocky, though, even bricks can get damaged if they are pounded enough. It seems that Rocky has now reached...

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“Did Not Pack a Punch”

published 08/10/2009

Profairly good acting, finished off the story, great ...

Consweaker than the previous ones, lack of fighting wi...

Rocky has the good life now he defeated his last opponent and is now living life to the full in his big house and mounds of money, that is until they loose it all! Pauley signed over power of attorney to their accountant who has lost the money and now Rocky and family are forced to move back to...

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ProDares to be different

ConsSomewhat unbalanced and the differences aren't alw...

The fifth instalment in the Rocky series sees the Italian Stallion suddenly suffer the after the effects of his war in the ring with the seemingly indestructible Ivan Drago. Upon returning home he shuns a public challenge by another boxer and his flamboyant manager, Washington Duke (a very...

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“Rocky V (5)”

published 10/08/2008

Promore action from Balboa

Consa bit slow compared to it redecessors.

Director: John G. Avildsen Producers: Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler Writer: Sylvester Stallone Starring:Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Morrison and Tony Burton Released in late 1990, (14 years after starting the Rocky format), this 5th in...

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“The weak link in the series”

published 13/10/2009

ProBurgess Meredith

ConsDepressing. A downbeat ending to the series

Every franchise has a low point, and in this case it's Rocky V. Picking up immediately after the big fight at the end of the previous movie, Rocky is in the midst of celebrating his victory over Ivan Drago. But wait, all is not well. His hands start shaking uncontrollably, and he becomes confused...

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ProActing, action

ConsNone

Out of all the Rocky sequels, Rocky 5 is one of the best ones, and it's the last one in the series. Even more surprising is that the film has good acting, great scenes, and it's very realistic too. Sylvester Stallone even wrote the story for it. After his last fight,with the Russian Drago, Balboa...

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“American propaganda”

published 18/07/2001

Progood film

Consamerican propaganda

Having scanned the TV Guide and realised Rocky 5 was on, I felt this sudden urge to write a review about it. I have watched Rocky so many times, but what came to my mind was one of my History lessons a couple of years a go. I hope you will find the new spin on Rocky 5 interesting. I could write...

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“Rocky's Back!”

published 17/01/2008

ProGreat film

ConsNone

Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is back in Rocky V (5), You may think Rocky's boxing career was over after he retired, But now he has met a young amateur boxer he has become his manager, What happens in this one is Rocky loses a lot of money because of something Paulie (Rocky's Friend) did some how he...

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“Unnecessary”

published 16/07/2001

ProSome good fight scenes

Conswe have seen it before

Up until last week, I didn't even know there was a Rocky V. I thought the saga ended with Rocky beating the Russian powerhouse (in highly unrealistic fashion). Personally, I think they would have been better off leaving it at that. The storyline in this one is different to the others, but a...

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“#5”

published 15/08/2000

Proit's rocky

Consit's boxing

"Rocky V" is the biggest downer of the series. This time Rocky (Stallone) loses everything thanks (or no thanks) to brother-in-law Pauly (Young) and his poor decision-making in economic affairs. Now Rocky is forced back to the unsavory life which was shown in parts I and II. He finds a second...

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ProNot many unfortunately - the fight at the end?

ConsRuins the series

Rocky's back! Unfortunately upon his return he finds that his accountant has swindled all of his money from right under brother in law Paulie's nose. So Rocky has to got back to his home town, into a tiny house, and his kid has to go to a normal school. Rocky has been diagnosed with brain damage...

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“emotianal end of Rocky?”

published 11/03/2008

Progutsy comeback for old hero rocky

Consemotional downturn

This is round five for Sylvester Stallone's collection of boxing films about gutsy fighter Rocky Balboa. This film lives up to its previuos editions of Rocky.....action...drama...emotion.....and fights as dramatic as the crash of the titanic. Rocky is back in his home town almost reminecsent to...

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In John G. Avildsen's ROCKY V, times are different for boxing champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). A lifetime of taking shots has terminated his career, and a crooked accountant has left him bankrupt. In this final chapter of the ROCKY series, the Balboa family is forced to return to their gritty beginnings in the old neighbourhood, attempting to start their lives anew. Life in Philadelphia means a lot of adjustment for the once-wealthy Balboa family--Adrian (Talia Shire) has to return to her job at the pet store, Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone) struggles to endure a punishingly tough high school, and Rocky is forced to face that his championship career is finally over. Soon, though, Rocky returns to what he knows best--boxing. He becomes a manager for Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), an up-and-coming boxer, teaching him all of the tricks of the trade. Inspired by the memory of his own trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), Rocky is able to find glory in training. However, Tommy leaves his tutelage for George W. Duke (Richard Gant), a flashy Don King-like promoter, and Rocky's rage and sense of betrayal inspire him to fight one final grudge match. Young Tommy and Rocky duke it out in a bloody street fight that recalls the brutal glory and hard-knocks finale of the original ROCKY.

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