• Rocky V (1990)

Rocky V

Release Date: November 16th, 1990

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Recently retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) falls on hard times after his accountant mismanages his finances. He stages a comeback of sorts by mentoring fiery young boxer Tommy (Tommy Morrison), while also trying to mend his shaky relationship with his own son, Robert (Sage Stallone). These challenges prove to be at least as tough as any fight Rocky has faced in the ring. He wonders if he will be able to meet them and raise his arms in victory again.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Richard Gant, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Morrison, Tony Burton

Director: John G. Avildsen

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Rivalry, Underdog, Emotional, 1990s, Bar, Wife, Son, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    What is undeniably good about Rocky V is that our working-class hero returns to the grimy neighborhood from which he sprang. Seeing a more slender, "street" Rocky is a refreshing change of pace from the muscle-bound champ of Parts 3 and 4. [16 Nov 1990, p.C]

  • 88
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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]

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    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. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Requiem for a Heavyweight

Fictional aging heavyweight Louis "Mountain" Rivera (Anthony Quinn) is felled by young Cassius Clay, the future Muhammad Ali, and finds his professional career over. His manipulative manager (Jackie G...

Stream Online
The Fighter
The Fighter

For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager. His half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale), once a promising boxer himself, is his very unreliable tr...

Stream Online
Body and Soul
Body and Soul

When amateur boxer Charley Davis (John Garfield) wins his first big match, he attracts the interest of small-time promoter Quinn (William Conrad). After Davis' father (Art Smith) is accidentally kille...