Rocky V

Rocky V

It’s like Rocky but with grown-up problems.

Rocky V is widely considered to be the worst Rocky film. If that’s true, then the Rocky franchise is the greatest of all time, because this movie is actually pretty good. It’s uneven, and a little unsure of where it’s headed. But when it works, it works, especially in exploring the dynamics of the Balboa family after losing everything. Amidst financial disaster and a return to the streets of Philadelphia, Rocky still manages to be inspiring. It’s not a boxing movie; it’s a movie about a boxer, and if you’re ready for that, Rocky V is actually a pretty good watch.

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

“Fanfare for Rocky” taken from the Score for Rocky, written and composed by Bill Conti. ℗ 2015 United Artists Corporation. Full soundtrack can be found at iTunes and Amazon.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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Rocky IV

Rocky IV