Rocky Balboa (DVD)

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Rocky Balboa (DVD)

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Thirty years after Sylvester Stallone first introduced the underdog backroom brawler from Philadelphia in the Oscar-winning ROCKY, Rocky Balboa return...

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Super

ProRocky. ( ..& being married to a man everyone compa...

ConsThe above! ... Also no Adrian. Very sad in places.

INTRO & CURRENT VIEW Out of retirement for more than a decade, in what should have been the sunset on his working life let alone an iconic boxing career, the ever popular mumbling speech slurring feet shuffling champ and a hero's life of fighting; Rocky Balboa the Italo-american Philadelphia-born...

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“Yo Adrian! I did it!”

published 13/10/2009

ProInspiring, motivational film

ConsNone. You must own this

I've always been a fan of Rocky. There's something endlessly enjoyable about this deceptively simple story of a down and out boxer plucked from obscurity and given a one-in-a-million chance to become a champion. The series gradually went downhill as Stallone's narcissism and need to compete with...

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Excellent

ProGreat entertaining film with excellent storyline.

ConsNone

Rocky I (Film Review Only). The Plot. ------------------------- Street wise, down on his luck boxer Rocky Balboa is given the chance of a lifetime when his name is the one chosen by Apollo Creed. Creed is currently the world heavy weight champion at the time and when his planned opponent pulls...

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Excellent

“The People's Champion”

published 26/03/2011

ProAbsolute classic

ConsNone

Plot The year is 1975 and our hero, Rocky Balboa, is the exact opposite of the character we will come to know and love. He works as a debt collector for a loan shark and is going nowhere. His boxing career, if it can be called that, consists of a fairly irregular string of bouts in a dingy, dark...

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Excellent

ProA true classic, well worthy of its three Oscars

ConsSome of the fight scenes are very violent (if you ...

~ ~ Over the past five nights the satellite channel, UKTV Gold, has been re-running what has to be the greatest series of epic boxing movies ever to hit the silver screen. Starting last Monday, and running a sequel every night through to Friday, viewers have been able to watch the “Rocky” saga...

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Super

ProA great trip down memory lane, goes some way to re...

ConsA little far fetched, perhaps

Apologies for the lack of spaces in the title - it was too many characters for Ciao to handle... A lot has happened to Rocky Balboa in the fifteen years since he was last in a fight. His son, now called Robert rather than Rocky Jnr, is all grown up and the woman who stole his heart, Adrian, has...

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Excellent

“I ain't going down no more!!”

published 29/07/2010

ProOne of the most inspiring films ever made!

ConsTried my hardest, but could not think of any.

'Rocky' I've read a couple of reviews on this lately and couldn't help but want to get my own views down about this film, as it is actually number 1 in my all time favourite movie list. The film is about a man is looked upon as a second rate boxer, a guy who at 30 years old, has not managed to...

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“Fighters fight!”

published 11/08/2008

ProMore realism then before and bursting with nostalg...

ConsYou really need to be a Rocky fan to truely apprec...

I was five years old when the first Rocky film was released back in 1976. I think it's safe to say I didn't see it at the cinema. But a few years later I watched it on a new fangled invention called a video player and the rest as they say, is history! Love him or hate him, Rocky is a creation...

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Super

ProGreat story, good acting, excellent fight scenes

ConsNone from me

I have never really been a fan of Sylvester Stallone but I have to say he did do an amazing job with the Rocky films. I have watched them all several times over the years but only just got the DVD, this one being the first. Stallone plays the role of Rocky Balboa who is a boxer but failed to make...

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Super

ProReally Good end to the series, thoughtful, interes...

ConsNothing

As television develops so does technology, in a prime time boxing show a virtual boxing tournament takes place to assess who would have won fights between heavyweight boxers from different ages. In a highly viewed match, World Champion, Mason Dixon (Real life boxer, Antonio Tarver) is beaten by a...

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“Time to Throw in the Towel”

published 20/04/2008

ProA superb end to the Rocky Films

ConsIt's another Rocky film, and quite predictable in ...

Hubby decided that he was going to buy this the other day, and in the name of a good review, I decided that I would sit down and watch it with him, even though I was not really that interested in seeing this film. I have seen the other five Rocky films, and by the fifth was pleased that the story...

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Good

ProSly is always watchable

ConsRemake

All A-List actors get old…the jobs dry up, especially for action heroes. They either take the roles they really don’t want to or they try to cash in one more time on what they were known for, William Shatner most memorably doing just that in Star Trek, Generations. Sylvester Stallone, although...

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Excellent

Proa befitting end for a true movie Boxing Champion

Consnothing

Rocky Balboa. This seems to be the end of the line now for the Rocky movies, a sad moment in the filming industry, because I along with probably many other male dominated viewers, we have grown up with Rocky Balboa being part of our viewing lives. The Movie, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone), has now...

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Excellent

“Knockout”

published 13/10/2009

ProAwesome story, great acting, a truly inspirational...

ConsNone. This is one of the best movies you'll ever s...

"His whole life was a million to one shot" Never has a tagline summed up a movie with such simple elegance. There's something wonderfully universal about the idea of a nobody being plucked from obscurity and given that one golden chance to prove themselves. It's something that everyone who never...

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ProLike the first film, a nice balance of drama and a...

ConsSome under-used elements and characters

What seems evident is that Rocky Balboa is Sylvester Stallone creating the type of sequel Rocky V was supposed to be. The film takes us back to Philadelphia and Rocky's old neighbourhood, where the retired boxer now runs an Italian restaurant named "Adrian's" after his beloved wife from the...

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Thirty years after Sylvester Stallone first introduced the underdog backroom brawler from Philadelphia in the Oscar-winning ROCKY, Rocky Balboa returns for one last dance. Speculation as to whether Balboa, in his prime, would have been able to defeat lacklustre champ Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon spurs Dixon’s management to set up an exhibition fight between the two. That Balboa is in his 50s and wouldn’t be sanctioned to fight anyone, let alone a man 30 years his junior and in the prime of life, must be left up to the viewer’s ability to suspend disbelief. To its credit, however, the movie addresses at every turn the insanity of a man approaching 60 getting back into a boxing ring, and Balboa’s impassioned explanation of his motivations is just believable enough to give all other improbabilities a free pass. The film is very much a love letter to Philadelphia, and Stallone, who wrote and directed the movie, shoots everything with an unflinching eye that humanises the mean streets of the City of Brotherly Love and evokes the gritty dignity of the original film. While Burt Young’s cantankerous Paulie and Tony Burton’s Duke both return, Talia Shire, sadly, does not reprise her role as the beloved Adrian. It’s revealed early in the film that Adrian has died of cancer, and it’s the pain of that tragedy that ultimately fuels Rocky. Boxing as a metaphor for life is certainly nothing new, but Stallone makes a legitimate contribution to the tradition with ROCKY BALBOA. Life hits harder than any man can, and one’s ability to keep getting up until the final bell rings is the true measure of self.

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