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Rocky

1976
Romance
Drama
2h 0m
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect (imdb)
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Rocky

1976
Romance
Drama
2h 0m
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Rated 15 Feb 2016
100
97th
The original - and still best - underdog sports movie. It understands that the sport and its outcome are secondary to the characters and their relationships, something most of its imitators (and some of its sequels) forget. An indispensable piece of Americana, and one of the greatest films of all time.
Rated 08 Feb 2008
99
99th
It is so easy to dismiss it because of what the franchise, and Stallone, became (Rocky fights communism, and WINS!), but this is GREAT '70s American filmmaking. You could never make a mainstream American movie with characters like Adrian or Paulie nowadays, although that won't stop them. I can't wait for the remake where they throw a pair of glasses and a baggy sweater on Cameron Diaz. Oh, and lastly...best score ever? Bill Conti, I doff my cap to you, sir. It remains my only 100 score on here.
Rated 19 Aug 2008
100
99th
Take you back, do do doo dooo.. to a time when the studios gave audiences far more credit: Rock doesn't have to have a climactic scene where he verbalizes that all he needs is to believe in himself; Mick's motivation for training Rock can be self-serving w/out us disliking him; a loanshark can be a bad guy AND funny; Paulie can be alcoholic, abusive AND funny AND the hero's friend! Back then, an audience was expected to understand that even though Rocky loses, he wins and its better that way!
Rated 29 Sep 2008
80
72nd
Great movie with Stallone in one of his best performances. The dialog is realistic and the characters are fleshed out making for an engrossing picture about the underdog. While I'll have to be honest and say that the movie does require a while to get started once it does it's an inspiring and well worthwhile experience.
Rated 12 Dec 2011
82
76th
Makes up for any shortcomings with pure emotional force. This pretty much rules from start to finish.
Rated 03 Feb 2014
70
55th
The most underdoggy of all underdog stories? I like how there's very little macho bullshit going on and Rocky is a rather vulnerable simpleton. Also, shameful admission time: I always thought Adrian was the name of the trainer and not the love interest. It's a little weird how the whole thing ends quite sudde
Rated 15 Nov 2019
95
80th
Holy shit. What a movie. Took me years to get here. Rocky IV, a million parodies and homages, and Stallone himself today as self-parody had me sure there wasn't too much here. Well, I'm eating my words. The quintessential underdog and sports film. Pure heart in the best way possible wrapped up in '70s cool. They don't make them like this no more.
Rated 15 Apr 2017
60
63rd
Who could begrudge Stallone taking himself from average Joe to showbiz king by casting himself as an average Joe against an opponent who represents showbiz kings? A slow buildup unpunctuated by "action", moderately complex characters, humour that springs from the situations, trust that audiences can understand that losing can be winning, and charm: viewing this formula movie for the first time 40 years thence, one cannot but be struck by the degradation of the formula in the intervening decades.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
It's about boxing, but this isn't just a sports movie...it's about the complexity of relationships, of not accepting what life has dished out at you, of overcoming obstacles and never giving up despite the odds. This movie took a lot of grief for its Best Picture win but screw the critics.
Rated 10 Jun 2012
63
69th
A mentally ill amateur boxer trying to cope with life in an post apocalyptic wasteland
Rated 28 Mar 2023
87
85th
Raw eggs, raw beef, raw emotions, all America. Has the charm of authenticity, it's more like a slice-of-life movie than a sports feature. Sly basically invented mumblecore here. Poor Philadelphia appears to be in steep decline at the time, as it only takes a year to go from this to 'Eraserhead'.
Rated 06 Mar 2010
6
34th
Stallone mumbles his way to the finish line in this overrated underdog sport film. The bits featuring Rocky and Adrian were well-written, the rest is pretty bland and boring. Stallone going from "The Party at Kitty and Stud's" to this is IMO more inspirational than the film itself.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
Rocky is a very well written and acted underdog story. Sylvester Stallone did a brilliant job with creating this excellent film. It's very memorable and quite moving as well. Awesome!
Rated 26 May 2019
70
48th
What can I say ? .....I cheer for the underdog and following your dreams At the end of the day that's what this movie is all about....Oh and yeah the boxing is pretty good too
Rated 27 Dec 2007
90
96th
People make fun of Rocky so much these days that you forget the original is actually a really great film. Few movies can tell a story the way this one does. What happened, Stallone?
Rated 27 May 2012
88
87th
I've used Rocky's personal boxing style in my own life. It involves letting the other guy punch you in the face till he gets tired and you hope that you still have enough functionality to break his ribs.
Rated 18 Feb 2008
8
82nd
ADRIAN BLALAAHAHAHALLBBLLLLAAAAAAAAH
Rated 15 Mar 2008
100
98th
ENDIN MAKES ME TEAR UP LIKE A BABY
Rated 12 May 2012
95
84th
While not my personal favorite boxing movie, it probably is in all honesty is THE boxing movie. All memes and later jokes about the movie aside, it's very original and the score, directing, writing, and acting are all exceptional. Really is one of the better Stallone performances as well. It was probably great for it's time, and it still holds up as the best in the series (from what I have seen that is).
Rated 28 Jun 2008
100
99th
Another great movie rocky had everything for a low budget movie... and 34yrs later is still a great movie to watch.
Rated 21 Sep 2010
72
86th
Stallone's one true moment of greatness.
Rated 03 Apr 2023
75
61st
I never knew, but Rocky is a characterstudy, and a good one too. It’s bold to create a movie and personage around mild intellectual disability and I say that without irony, it’s really the subject, like Richard Jewell, and I can’t name a third movie with the same telling power (Forest Gump, for example, is a weak fairytale compared to Rocky).
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
96th
Another true American classic. If Rocky doesn't move you in some way, you are not human.
Rated 27 Mar 2012
56
25th
A pioneer in sports movies, and it certainly deserves recognition for that. Like many hugely iconic movies, it benefits immensely from its awesome theme song/score. At the end of the day, though, it suffers from being pretty boring throughout most of its run time.
Rated 12 Jan 2008
4
70th
A very, very well done picture from the school of realism. Unlike the sequels, which place an increasing emphasis on the plot and outcome, the original Rocky is a pitch perfect character movie that builds on, and helped to define, many of the more pervasive cliches of the sports movie drama; however, here it's done with such conviction and heartfelt passion that none of it ever feels forced. All in all, a damn fine movie.
Rated 17 Jun 2018
83
81st
If you view it while ignoring the fact that it later became a franchise, it is one of the most authentic movies I have ever seen. Stallone has written this story from the depths of his heart and it shows in the every aspect of the movie; it is more like a no holds barred reality show. I particularly liked the near tangible vulnerability of Adrian. The fighting scenes are unreal also, some punches felt like they hit you on the screen.
Rated 13 Jun 2008
65
68th
This is no "raging bull" but still a decent movie. It has the encapsulated spirit of the america in 70s. Stallone could go on to become a good actor from this, too bad the 80s happened.
Rated 27 Jun 2008
85
95th
Very Nice
Rated 20 Jul 2008
89
76th
Rocky is no doubt the most blood-pumping, gut-wretching, inspiring, engrossing and charismatic character in the film business. Ever. He is among one of the leading heroes of modern society even today after 32 years. This is the ultimate underdog sports flick, and it's made in some many qualities with a deep passion. Just extremely well-done.
Rated 29 Oct 2023
85
88th
200th anniversary of the American Republic witnesses a fight between democrats (Apollo) and Republicans (Rocky), where the former stands for the "creed" in Apollo (moon), progress, racial equality, elitism, and the latter for community, white pride, working class. The interesting thing is Rocky competes against Apollo not only as a fighter of the people, but also as an entertainer, struggling to "advertise" himself and his cause. Brilliant political commentary behind the superficiality.
Rated 17 Nov 2015
67
83rd
"you're gonna eat lightning, you're gonna crap thunder". the exact same line I give my kids when I put chilli sauce on their food
Rated 07 Aug 2014
80
92nd
It's difficult to accept this film on its own terms after it helped cement the trend of pointless sequels, but Rocky could have easily been a product of New Hollywood, an embodiment of the great failure of the American dream. This story of a working class 'hero' that gets a big chance to rise above his station in life is affirmative rather than critical, but the film delivers an emotional wallop that nonetheless feels hard won, despite its transparently manipulative nature.
Rated 28 Oct 2015
85
87th
My favorite part of the movie was where he punched the guy.
Rated 11 Dec 2013
84
93rd
For a movie about big tough men throwing the punches, there are a lot of emotionally fragile characters. It reminds me of the time Dana White and Chuck Liddell got in an argument about tupperware on The Ultimate Fighter.
Rated 20 Feb 2012
72
41st
Not a fan of sports movies and I'm not a fan of this. I hadn't expected it to be good, but I at least expected it to be decent because it basically launched Stallone's career and became an international hit spawning far too many big budget sequels. As a word of advice, if you haven't watched it because you don't know if it's going to be any good, like myself, then don't waste your time.
Rated 11 Sep 2018
89
94th
This movie is such an incredible character piece about the lovable loser, Rocky Balboa. It ends up being one of the most uplifting pieces of cinema under the guise of being a simple sports film.
Rated 23 Dec 2006
90
93rd
One of the best films of its kind and proof for that even one of the worst actors can thrive in an appropriate role. Just watch the end of 14th round.. it's amazing.. "What's keeping him up?"
Rated 31 Mar 2013
75
61st
There's something both uplifting and brain damaging about this film, which is appropriate since it's about boxing. The uplifting part is all contained in the underdog story, a loser, a has-been, a once was rising up and defeating a greater foe. Heart warming stuff. The brain damaging part is listening to Stallone for extended periods of time use his patented Rocky-attempts-to-communicate-language and the idea that success and glory can be reached by punching some guy and getting the girl.
Rated 11 Jan 2013
64
14th
Rocky isn't a bad movie, it's just not a very good movie. It's got selfish characters centred around the mostly endearing title character, slowly paced with transparent direction. To be fair, it held most of my interest, but I never felt inspired or passionate about anything that was happening on screen. The most effective part of the film is the final match, but even that is cut off just as it finishes like the story is tired of itself. I was hoping to get my blood pumping, but Rocky flatlines.
Rated 17 May 2011
70
52nd
Rocky is not the brightest of protagonists/films but he/it is very loveable. Still: 'Best picture' in front of Network, Taxi Driver and All the President's Men? Was America really that desperate for a hero?
Rated 25 Mar 2007
89
78th
Ignoring the sequels, this movie was a stand alone classic. The ending made it for me, inside and out.
Rated 13 Oct 2021
7
63rd
A great character study: Rocky is a quiet, soft soul (his refusal to let Adrian leave is cringey though) prone to passionate, long-winded rants (his one to Marie misses the mark, but see his rambling rejection of Mickey before the quiet jog out afterwards); he punches cow carcasses to train for boxing bouts before heading to the pet store to buy food for his turtles. He doesn't care about fame or money or victory, he just wants to "go the distance" and find his love (see the excellent ending).
Rated 21 May 2007
88
83rd
The ultimate underdog sports story. And the patron saint of Philadelphia is born.
Rated 25 Nov 2017
85
67th
|BACKFILLING LOAD OF FILMS NOT SEEN FOR LONG TIME -> Scores poss 20-30% out. Grateful if U drop me a cordial msg if U think memory dulled a gem or gave rosy tint 2 clunker. IE. Tell me WHY Im wrong & what U think I should score
Rated 28 Feb 2019
79
27th
Classic underdog. I think the story arc has been refined over the years though. There are better instances today.
Rated 22 Dec 2011
81
82nd
This is definitely by far the best in the series. The ending is good in the film, not to over the top. This movie spends a lot of time establishing the life of the main character which makes you care for him more. This did not deserve to win best picture but it is a good movie.
Rated 29 May 2021
85
72nd
It's interesting, when viewing a work that has codified a popular formula, to note what *isn't* present in the lesser copies--in Rocky's case, the genuine (and transparently autobiographical) pall of hopelessness, injustice and destitution that hangs over every character for the vast majority of the film's runtime and makes the melodramatic ending feel earned.
Rated 11 Apr 2019
70
53rd
Rocky: "Ah come on, Adrian, it's true. I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood."
Rated 30 Apr 2011
85
95th
Despite all the shit that followed, the original is still a stone-cold realist masterpiece. It's akin to On the Waterfront or Requiem for a Heavyweight, except it may be even better.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
92nd
The boxing scenes have shown their age as the years have gone by. But overall this is still one of the best boxing movies ever made (and heavily inspiring to boot).
Rated 20 Feb 2011
85
73rd
For one who hasn't seen it, you may think it is a cliche. Actually, Stallone saved the cliches for the sequels. This is an interesting and charming character study. If you haven't seen any Rocky movie, watch this one. Only this one.
Rated 12 Jul 2014
100
0th
what is he made of rocks or sumptin
Rated 10 Jul 2012
78
66th
This story of a down-on-his-luck boxer is thoroughly predictable, but Sylvester Stallone's script and stunning performance in the title role brush aside complaints.
Rated 05 Jan 2019
80
63rd
The last five minutes of this movie made it for me.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
90
94th
The begins of a series that entered for the history of the movies.
Rated 16 Sep 2019
80
79th
Yes this is a classic film, perhaps even a cult classic and yes there are undeniably some cliches present but I found myself rooting for Rocky and I liked seeing his relationship with the introverted Adrian develop. There's the famous scenes of him pounding the streets in the early morning, practicing day after day in the build up to the match. I could see how this could be viewed as a 'living the American dream' type watch, or perhaps moreso an 'underdog' tale. Its quite a solid watch.
Rated 22 May 2021
90
93rd
At its heart, the film is really just a love story between two rather socially awkward individuals. The boxing and the training and what have you is just the backdrop of this love story.
Rated 17 Jul 2009
95
99th
Sports meets legitimate film. One of the best movies ever.
Rated 21 Feb 2008
3
45th
Need to rewatch.
Rated 11 Mar 2008
88
54th
This movie surprised me with its underlying sweetness and Stalone's great performance. It's not really something I'd care to see again and again as the style and subject aren't my cup of tea, but it was a well-done movie and I appreciated it.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
88
86th
Another great sports flick
Rated 04 May 2012
85
89th
I was really expecting to not like this. After years of hearing it hyped up so much I thought that I could only be disappointed. But it's really a wonderful little underdog story. Stallone is excellent, and there's some great cinematography at play. And watching two grown men beat the ever-loving shit out of each other is always enjoyable.
Rated 02 Jul 2009
5
55th
It's nice to see a sports film where the message is it doesn't matter whether you win or lose as long as you do your best AND without being ham-fisted. Still with over 30 years of influence it all feels generic as hell.
Rated 10 Oct 2011
80
80th
Come on, lets do this. Raise both your arms above your head. Make closed fists with both your hands, that's it, good. Now sing it with me: DAAAA Dadadaa dadadaa dadadaa / daDAAA dadadaaa dadadaaa dadadaaa, DADAD DAD DADAAAAA! dadad DAAAAAA dadad DAAAAA Dadad DAAAAA gonna fly now....
Rated 01 Nov 2009
61
30th
I do not know what went wrong in '76. Rocky seems more like a marketing campagne for the american dream than an actual movie.
Rated 22 Apr 2012
84
75th
A surprisingly good film. Why surprisingly? Maybe I've been so exposed to the cliches that derived from this film and its sequels that I assumed this would be nothing more than a well-shot but superficial "under dog rises to the top" story. I was wrong. What it is instead is a great, well-written, unexpectedly nuanced character study.
Rated 22 Dec 2008
75
65th
Obviously a classic. Rocky spends a little too much time small-talking with himself, but it's all about the character building so it can be forgiven. Enjoyable and memorable, if not outstanding. Hard to see after watching only the original what on earth this needed 5 sequels for, though. The theme song is absolutely fantastic, and the end is glorious.
Rated 11 May 2015
9
89th
A stirring romance and an inspiring character drama above all else, this film more than so many others imbues a sense of determination to "go the distance" for the things in life that matter most. Endlessly motivating and endearing; this movie will forever be cherished.
Rated 02 Dec 2006
78
70th
Remarkably overrated, but a good watch nonetheless
Rated 12 Dec 2006
85
71st
Best of them all.
Rated 21 Aug 2013
8
85th
Enjoyment: 8/10, Plot: 7/10 Themes: 8/10 Cinematography: 7/10 Direction: 8/10 Acting: 8/10 Writing: 8/10 Score: 9/10 Editing: 8/10 Design: 7/10
Rated 13 Mar 2020
75
88th
Seen: 2.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
90
82nd
Best boxing movie, even over Raging Bull
Rated 11 May 2009
7
74th
It's possible that, given how his career progressed, I'm just incapable of seeing Stallone as a serious actor. In any case, the cartoonier entries in this series are way more enjoyable. No idea how this won best picture.
Rated 21 Feb 2007
75
89th
Great film shame about its sequals which have tainted this film.
Rated 24 Feb 2007
50
38th
Damn, Rocky takes a punch better than Homer Simpson. Get those paws up son.
Rated 08 May 2018
4
0th
Slow, honest, charming, opposite of a modern movie. Rewarding, moving. Just saw it for the first time in 2018. Totally worth all the hype. Rocky is truly a hero and has the type of heart we should all aspire to have.
Rated 05 May 2007
100
93rd
With the possible exception of new installment ROCKY BALBOA this is the best of the franchise.
Rated 13 May 2011
80
83rd
Seems a bit dated now, but still quite enjoyable, especially the characterization and neighbourhood scenes during the first hour before it gets predictable.
Rated 08 Jun 2010
100
50th
Se apenas este filme estivesse no currículo do Stallone, já seria um baita acréscimo. Um drama fácil, mas envolvente. Excelente trilha sonora e fotografia. As características das personagens foram muito bem exploradas, mostrando o drama pessoal de cada um.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
91st
Watching this movie always makes me want o go work out.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
82nd
A definiative boxing classic.
Rated 11 May 2024
75
47th
Good movie fr fr
Rated 08 Aug 2012
85
38th
Surprisingly strong. Not so much a boxing movie as a movie about someone who happens to be a boxer. The environment and characters are so expertly realized that I cared about a story whose beats I knew before I even started watching it.
Rated 27 Sep 2010
90
94th
The ending is predictable, but the acting, directing and script help to make this a pretty good movie. And the theme tune is awesome, very catchy.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
96th
Without a doubt, Stallone's finest hour.
Rated 23 Jan 2024
78
81st
Opinión personal: 9 Actores: 8 Guión: 7,5 Fotografía: 7,5 BSO: 8,5 Otros:6 Iluminación: FX: Director: Humor: Vestuario/caracterización: Ritmo: 6 Total: 78
Rated 02 Dec 2016
73
67th
A solid debut for Stallone, with a well-earned reputation as a top sports film.
Rated 02 May 2014
80
93rd
I forgot how good this movie was after seeing all the dreadful sequels. This is a great underdog sports drama thats legacy has been somewhat tarnished by it's laughably bad sequels.
Rated 23 Aug 2021
100
95th
The first Rocky is a perfect film.
Rated 23 Sep 2007
3
61st
One of a few sports movies that I actually give a shit about. The sequels all blow ass, but the original is still a decent film.
Rated 05 Jan 2008
71
61st
It's a cliche, it's corny and the acting is mediocre but I couldn't care less. It's a cinderella story with a macho attitude, and it works. A modern classic.
Rated 28 Mar 2015
72
78th
3.60/5
Rated 01 Mar 2008
76
61st
# 475
Rated 11 Jan 2011
100
97th
Changed my life, lost 18 pound thanks to it, Rocky is my hero, brings tears to my eyes.
Rated 14 Jan 2010
77
54th
459
Rated 28 Mar 2009
94
87th
The best sports movie ever made.
Rated 28 Jul 2008
85
52nd
Best of the Rocky movies. I don't like Stallone but this role is custom made for him. He is Rocky.
Rated 21 Sep 2008
90
95th
A cult-classic, Stallone to the fullest! Can`t get any better for a boxer-drama!
Rated 10 Jan 2009
75
74th
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