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      Rocky

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      92% 75 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young). Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      This story of a down-on-his-luck boxer is thoroughly predictable, but Sylvester Stallone's script and stunning performance in the title role brush aside complaints.

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      Steven C Such a classic. Was able to show this awesome movie to a younger generation and I'm sure they are fans now. Just wished Starlight was showing all of the Rocky movies in theaters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/20/22 Full Review Jason R The single greatest movie in the history of movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/20/22 Full Review Jones J Rocky is undoubtedly the ultimate underdog story. It's a cinematic triumph of the American spirit. It's a heart-aching portrait of any promising young man who is willing to go the distance. Sensitive direction, excellent visuals, and a great cast glue this film together. But what really is the true fabric of Rocky, and what stood out to me the most, is Sylvester Stallone's performance. Endearing, charming, moronic, determined, diffident, and bold…Stallone fully emulates the heart and mind of Balboa and rises to the top in a both wonderfully moving and iconic role. I think part of the reason that is though, is because Rocky IS Stallone…you know what I mean? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Angelo L Great story! If you like sport movies you will love it. It is also a great drama. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Azizkhuja T "Rocky" (1976), directed by John G. Avildsen and written by its star Sylvester Stallone, is an epitome of the American Dream woven into the cinematic fabric with such raw emotion and authenticity that it's impossible not to be moved. Stallone's portrayal of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer who gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, is nothing short of iconic. His journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the boxing ring is a masterclass in character development, filled with heart, determination, and the spirit of an underdog fighting against all odds. The film's gritty realism, combined with Bill Conti's uplifting score, including the now legendary "Gonna Fly Now," creates an atmosphere of inspiration that transcends the screen. The cinematography captures the essence of 1970s Philadelphia, creating a backdrop that's as compelling as the characters themselves. The supporting cast, including Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Paulie, and Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed, deliver performances that are both authentic and deeply moving. "Rocky" isn't just a sports movie; it's a story about love, life, and the pursuit of greatness against insurmountable odds. It's a film that resonates with the fighter in all of us, reminding viewers that it's not about how hard you hit, but about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It is, therefore, quite surprising to see that the audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes do not reflect the monumental impact and universal acclaim that "Rocky" has garnered over the years. This discrepancy is puzzling, considering the film's significant cultural impact, its enduring legacy as a source of motivation, and its recognition by the Academy, where it won the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. Such ratings undervalue the deep emotional connection and the inspirational uplift that "Rocky" provides to its audience. In the annals of cinematic history, "Rocky" stands tall not just as a sports movie, but as a beacon of hope and perseverance, making the viewer ratings on Rotten Tomatoes a curious anomaly that does little to tarnish the film's illustrious reputation. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review JonNookI Rocky is such a special film. It is the perfect underdog story, and it features some great characters, and fantastic storytelling. Rocky is one of the most inspiring, and certainly the most motivating films I have ever seen, with his amazing transformation in such a short period of time. The final fifteen minutes are exhilarating, and I wanted to cheer while watching it. The montages are fantastic as well, made even better by the fantastic theme playing in the background. Rocky is a film about determination, strength, and believing in yourself. If your looking for a movie with a lot of boxing in it, this probably isn't right for you, as there really isn't all that much boxing in this film, as it is more about the journey than the boxing itself. Overall, a fantastic film and a must-watch for everyone, especially people who need motivation. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rocky: Official Clip - Gonna Fly Now Rocky: Official Clip - Gonna Fly Now 2:44 Rocky: Official Clip - Breakfast of Champions Rocky: Official Clip - Breakfast of Champions 1:20 Rocky: Official Clip - Rocky's Wasted Talent Rocky: Official Clip - Rocky's Wasted Talent 1:05 Rocky: Official Clip - Date at the Ice Rink Rocky: Official Clip - Date at the Ice Rink 3:16 Rocky: Official Clip - Women Weaken Legs Rocky: Official Clip - Women Weaken Legs 1:25 Rocky: Official Clip - Pain and Experience Rocky: Official Clip - Pain and Experience 3:32 Rocky: Official Clip - The Meat Locker Rocky: Official Clip - The Meat Locker 2:02 Rocky: Official Clip - Paulie Breaks Down Rocky: Official Clip - Paulie Breaks Down 2:31 Rocky: Official Clip - Adrian! Rocky: Official Clip - Adrian! 2:26 Rocky: Official Clip - Creed Gets Knocked Down Rocky: Official Clip - Creed Gets Knocked Down 2:51 View more videos

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker Rocky is a threadbare patchwork of old-movie bits, yet it's engaging, and the naive elements are emotionally effective. Jan 20, 2024 Full Review John Pym Sight & Sound Rocky, Stallone's alter ego, is sufficiently engaging to make one forget, momentarily at least, the script's milk-fed lack of originality. Feb 6, 2020 Full Review Kathleen Carroll New York Daily News Like the movies of Frank Capra, Rocky is a glowing tribute to the human spirit - a chin-up reminder that the decent, little guys of the world often accomplish the impossible if only because they try so hard. Feb 24, 2016 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine The story is simple, and it’s told in a very traditional Hollywood fashion, but it’s entirely about people in which the audience can believe and recognise. Rated: 10/10 Feb 6, 2024 Full Review Elisa Guimarães Collider John G. Avildsen’s movie packs more feelings than punches. Feb 1, 2024 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily The ultimate tale of the underdog. Rocky beautifully encapsulates the essence of the blue-collar worker, drawing a striking parallel to Sylvester Stallone’s own journey before this monumental breakthrough. Jun 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).
      Director
      John G. Avildsen
      Executive Producer
      Gene Kirkwood
      Screenwriter
      Sylvester Stallone
      Distributor
      United Artists, CBS/Fox, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      United Artists
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 1, 1976, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 31, 2015
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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