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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Just when you're ready to puke, the old Bill Conti theme ("Gonna Fly Now") kicks in -- are you feeling it? -- Stallone steps in the ring and every day is Christmas. All together now: Rock-ee! Rock-ee! show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Anyone who appreciates Sylvester Stallone or enjoys the "Rocky" movies will find moments to enjoy in Rocky Balboa and will leave the theater reasonably satisfied. It's just good to see the guy, and it's good to revisit the character. And that's everything good to be said for the experience. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    As written, directed and, of course, acted by Sylvester Stallone, this film provides more insight into the character and his psyche than previous films, which were much more about the punches thrown. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Against all odds this panoply of punishment is almost thrilling, even though it's raging bull of a different kind. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What's touching about Rocky Balboa, the sixth chapter in the saga of Philadelphia's lord of the ring, is the small-scale stuff. Not the spectacle of the has-been, now 60, connecting with a punch. But the sight of an actor connecting with a character. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Think you're too tough for a sentimental comeback story? Well, a few minutes with Rocky Balboa might just knock the cynic out of you. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Defies all expectations with a low-key, technically stripped-down production that really does come close to capturing the heart and soul of the original. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie itself, defying all odds, comes close to a knockout. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Better than decent. But if Stallone (who wrote and directed the flick) had pulled a few punches to the heart, it could have been truly worthy of that first, glorious movie. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A deep and astonishingly authentic streak of melancholy runs through this fifth sequel to the 1976 sleeper that made both struggling actor Sylvester Stallone and hard-luck slugger Rocky Balboa international stars. show more

  • May 22, 2011 jz00000000090938
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    I think this movie was a waste of a film to make.

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