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Rocky Balboa (Bilingual) [Import]
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4.5 stars for this one.
"Rocky Balboa" is, itself, the great underdog. Critics see it as another installment in the descending and embarrassing series, or, are calling it the best 'Rocky' sequel. Because of the two extremes Stallone has presented us, from one of the best movies ever to some of the dogs of cinema, expectations are low. With expectations across the board, I saw this and was pleasantly surprised.
Rocky Balboa, circa 2006, is a retired boxer approaching 60. People in town generally give him respect, and space. He is no longer hounded by the media, and no longer chased by his fans. Philadelphia has moved. They even took down his statue.
Now, he runs a midlevel Italian restaurant, and wanders from table to table telling about the good old days. Customers get a meal and a story, and Rocky gets his mortgage paid.
His son begrudges his dad for the big shadow. Imagine being Michael Jordan's kid? Such is what Rocky, Jr. must endure, and he wants to be his man. He pushes his dad away in the process. Rocky's conversation with his son outside the restaurant will be ranked among the great movie speeches, and will be quoted everywhere from church sermons to business books to locker rooms.
Meanwhile, Rocky is looking for meaning. Like Willy Loman, he wants the older years of his life to matter, and like Loman, he keeps looking to the past to find that meaning.Read more ›
Rocky Balboa is called a truly inspirational story. It is the story of a man who has had it all, lost most of it and rebuilt what he could. The film was written, directed and starred in by Sylvester Stallone. But this story is older than even that. For Stallone wrote the first Rocky story and held on to it for years. He would not sell it because no one would let him star in it. With his perseverance and determination, he held onto the script until he could play the role of Rocky.
In this film, Rocky is again the underdog. He is 53, retired, and running a restaurant. He is also widowed, and looking for something more in life. He decides to try and fight again - he is thinking something local, for charity. And yet he is given a shot at the champ.
This is a story of overcoming - the story of living your hopes and dreams. It is about believing in yourself and following those dreams. Rocky states: "What is it you said to the kid? The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very rough, mean place... and no matter how tough you think you are, it'll always bring you to your knees and keep you there, permanently... if you let it. You or nobody ain't never gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit... it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward.Read more ›
Even with the steroid scandal that has been going on with Stalone a few days before the DVD release,Rocky VI is still a very impressive movie.Now Rocky`s life has changed since Rocky V,he`s older,his wife Adrian passed away and he owns a restaurant called "Adrian`s".Rocky has long retired from boxing and now manages his restaurant but he hasn`t found a new wife and he still goes to Adrian`s grave each day.A computerized match between Rocky and the current champ Mason Dixon shows that Rocky would win this battle.Rocky decides to fight one more match.Its another great fight in the Rocky saga in wich he wins once again.Rocky`s son plays a good part in this movie as well as two new noticable characters.A girl Rocky used to walk home when she was a little girl,her and her son.
All the emotion felt during the movie makes you feel great because you never know when its done until it is truly done,wich Rocky and Stalone both show.Another solid addition to the Rocky saga,ends this serie like it should and makes for Rocky V.
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Le film ¨Rockie Balboa¨ est arrivé en bon état conforme à l’annonce faite par le vendeur. Il s’agit d’un bon film que je recommande à tous. Read morePublished on May 13 2013 by Daniel Mérineau
hen Stallone announced he would be making the sixth installment in the ROCKY series, a lot of people shook he head. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
It was my fault for not being more observant but I feel duped into ordering what I thought was the original "Rocky" movie only to receive one of the lowest rated movies I have ever... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2011 by Tomcat
Had to round out my PSP collection with a couple of movies, I am a sucker for the Rocky series, so I liked it. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2011 by Joel Andrews
Thank you Mr.Stallone for writing, directing and acting in this beautiful movie. This movie gives me an inspiration and encouragement and an understanding about my own life. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2009 by D. Kays
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