Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa (2006)

The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round of the Academy Award-winning Rocky franchise. Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa steps out of retirement and back into the ring, putting himself against a new rival… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Implausible but entertaining and poignant, Rocky Balboa finds the champ in fighting form for the first time in years.

Bob Mondello
NPR.org

I know, I know, you're thinking, oh please, not Rocky again. I was thinking that too.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

When asked why he would step back into the ring, even though he's out of shape and in his late 50s, the Italian Stallion mumbles something about "the stuff... inside," which sums up the thin justification for Rocky Balboa.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a strong capper to an admittedly uneven series...

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David Fear
Time Out New York

The ol' lug can't be blamed for wanting one last victory lap, but if you've got nothing to offer except benign nostalgia, just let the gloves stay on the glory-days shelf.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

What gives Rocky Balboa its unexpected pathos is the titanic humility of Stallone's performance, the earnestness with which he plays a man knocked down (but not out) by the ravages of time.

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Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

You either buy into this premise or you don't and I'm sorry to say I found Rocky utterly preposterous.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Even goodwill can't make this look like anything more than a glorified TV special. Surely it's time for the audience to throw in the towel?

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As usual with Stallone's Rocky sequels, the schmaltz is unbearable, but the fight is plausibly handled, and Stallone's sincere sadness at growing older makes this an unexpectedly satisfying conclusion to the series.

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

Stallone still has what it takes to make Rocky the peoples champ, and while the film is by no means a knockout, it will certainly be right there 'til the final round.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The final film of the series is one of the strongest in the entire franchise. Having much better dialogue, a much more educated story, and family bonds that… More
Jens S.
30 years after the first story of Philadelphia boxer Rocky challenging the great fighters Stallone returns to the franchise that made him a star for the final… More
Eugene Bernabe
Stallone goes the distance in the final installment of this underdog saga. Rocky Balboa is simple, plain, boxing entertainment and drama with modern-day fight… More
Film Crazy
i was okay, im not the most huge fan of the rocky series and the fact that ive only actually seen this one may not be bodding well, but it was okay just not my… More
Alex roy
Sixth and final entry in the Rocky franchise. Rocky Balboa is by far one of the best sequels in the franchise as the last few sequels kind of lost their way,… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Stallone finally, regretfully, buries the franchise that put him on the map, simply reheating the old formula ... with a smidgen of sadness on the side. He is… More

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