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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

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"The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Rocky III marks the point where the series starts to get silly, but the end result is so enjoyable that it's hard to carp too much."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"...probably the most effective of the bunch..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"not awful, but getting there"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Rocky III is an audience-involving film and it is to Stallone's credit that we cheer for the champ in both victory and defeat."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Learning, especially from Scorsese, in his approach to action and performance, writer/director/star Stallone has somehow contrived to make each of his movies into a more magnificent spectacle than the last."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Sly's boxing saga begins to go lightweight."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"The formula was starting to become tiresome by now. And can somebody please explain how Rocky suddenly became more articulate in this one despite more punches to the head?"
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"With each sequel, quality receives a KO."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Decent sequel. Kinda cartoonish, but lots of good fights. Better than Rocky IV."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Mr. Stallone, the star of Rocky III as well as its writer and director, is hard put to find problems with which to freight his gold mine of a character, now that Rocky has everything."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Bigger but not better."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Was a great film during the Cold War."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A definite crowd-pleaser, although you can see the series start to slide downhill"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Someone ought to have thrown in the towel."
‑ , Film4
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