Stallone leaves the comforts of wealth to battle his newest foes, Mr. T and World Wrestling Champion Hulk Hogan.
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Fresh: 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, Thursday, February 9, 2006
Fresh: The real question with Rocky III was how Sylvester Stallone could twist the plot to make an interesting difference. He manages.
- Variety Staff, Variety, Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Rotten: 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, Monday, August 30, 2004
The "Eye of the Tiger" (the concept brought up by Apollo Creed, as well as the hit Survivor song) is the only one that really makes ROCKY III a decent film. Otherwise, it's just another sequel to the 1976 Oscar-winning champion. Sylvester Stallone managed to stay on top of things as the lead actor and the director for ROCKY II after John G. Avildsen gave up. Now, his role is going flat. And Mr. T is clearly no match for him, anyway. So why bother with a second sequel if it's going to be, for the most part, the same old story ("...same old song and dance, my friend"--thank you, Aerosmith; I could resist an irrelevant quote)? I guess Stallone and Shire never bothered with that question.
- spielberg00, Saturday, October 15, 2011
My predicted rating: 2 stars Probably my favourite of the Rocky series films I've seen to date. A little more action from the very beginning, a couple of well known faces and back to the training techniques. The Rocky films are far from flawless, with it's predictable fights and unbelievable comebacks during the matches, even so, they are what they are and this was the most entertaining so far.
- 76Majikat, Sunday, August 28, 2011
True 80s with the cut-off t-shirts,and headbands. When Apollo Creed trains Rocky. It shows you that he is the only fighter in all five Rocky movies that he became friends with,and was great how Apollo let Rocky use his shorts from their fight in the first movie. I love all the Rocky movies and love this one. There is also the Eye Of The Tiger song from Survivor that makes this movie awesome. ROCKY NEVER DISSAPOINTS!!! TRUST ME I AM A HUGE FAN!!!! SLY ROCKS:) 80s ROX
- movieguru12, Tuesday, July 19, 2011