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Rocky V

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

John G. Avildsen

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About the Movie

Triumphant over his greatest challenge with Russian boxer/killer Drago, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is about to face an even bigger challenge-himself! Back home from Russia, people begin to note a slurring of his diction...which worsens. And they begin to notice that the things Rocky says are "dumber." Rocky suffered brain damage from his bout with the murderous Drago. To make matters even worse, Rocky is left broke by mismanagement of his fortune. Despite his desire to get into the ring, Rocky must retire and find a means of supporting his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), and their son, Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone). Economics force the family back to the seedy Philadelphia neighborhood they thought they had left forever. But Rocky has new hope for a promising young boxer-Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 23
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: In Rock V, the underdog is officially diagnosed as 'brain damaged.' Yo. So what else is new? – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Dec 19, 2006

Rotten: 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. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Dec 19, 2006

Rotten: The dramatic moves are so obvious and shopworn that not even the star's mournful basset-hound expressions can redeem them. – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Whereas the first and far superior Rocky had real heart, this tries and fails to have brains. – Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Aug 17, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Good, but....

This movie can't compare to the past Rocky movies. It seems to take everything Rocky worked hard for and throw it out the window. He loses all his money and he also seems to forget he has a son, even though that was a big event in Rocky II. Also, why is his son like 10 years older that he was in Rocky IV, wasn't Rocky only gone for a few months. Anyway, it has some good moments like the seen with Mickey at the old gym. All and all, it's a good movie for Rocky fans, but it doesn't really seem to have what makes the other films so great.

The Best of Them All

To me this is the best of all the Rocky movies. Now, I know most people won't agree with me, but to me it had a plot different from the others and stands out among the other films. Also, it seemed more realistic in the idea that Rocky doesn't get everything and actually has to go through problems not just in the ring. It shows a different side of Rocky that is refreshing and different and not just a fairytale story with the perfect ending.

It's the least best Rocky film...

but it's still a good movie.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1990

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