Rocky V
Rocky V (1990)

Back from the USSR fight (Rocky 4) the battled boxer suffers from too many blows to the head and is no longer a ring contender. He is willing, however, to pass along his formulae for fisticuff success to a young protege (Sage Stallone,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The dramatic moves are so obvious and shopworn that not even the star's mournful basset-hound expressions can redeem them.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

In Rock V, the underdog is officially diagnosed as 'brain damaged.' Yo. So what else is new?

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Time to hang up the boxing gloves, ol' Rocky.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Whereas the first and far superior Rocky had real heart, this tries and fails to have brains.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Despite Stallone's bantamweight attempts to insert, like, character into the fifth Rocky, it's the same old fight with the same old round of regulars.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A sloppy but good-natured reminder of just what it is that has kept Rocky Balboa afloat for 14 years.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This is the first picture in the series that feels inert.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Much-maligned but sporadically effective...

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Ambitious to a point, "Rocky V" tries far too hard to create a human drama, rather than a triumphant boxing story, which is what this film series is… More
Directors Cat
It was fine because Stallone sort of went back to being underdog again but it just didn't give off the same feeling as Rocky 1,2 and 4. The passion is just… More
Eugene Bernabe
Stallone trades in the ambiance of a big-fight atmosphere for senseless street-fighting. Rocky V is an unacceptable installment that tarnishes the already… More
Chris Weber
Even Stallone disowns this movie. That should tell you something right there. For the longest time, this film, despite it's problems (of which there are… More
Alex roy
Tiresome, uninspired fifth film in the series. This film was poorly written, acted and too over the top that it ruined the character of Rocky Balboa for me. By… More
Sajin P A
To me, this has got to be the second best in the franchise( Rocky-1 obviously being the first). It brings the hi-flying super-hero back to the ground, and he… More

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