'Rocky V' Critic Reviews

58%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
27%
Rotten Tomatoes:   31 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Full Review » 24 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    A sloppy but good-natured reminder of just what it is that has kept Rocky Balboa afloat for 14 years.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    In Rock V, the underdog is officially diagnosed as 'brain damaged.' Yo. So what else is new?
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The dramatic moves are so obvious and shopworn that not even the star's mournful basset-hound expressions can redeem them.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com
    40
    Time to hang up the boxing gloves, ol' Rocky.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    40
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    88
    For the most part, the Rocky pictures have been outstanding entertainments, beautifully crafted and executed, and Rocky V is an important and worthwhile addition to the series.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    63
    Much-maligned but sporadically effective...
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com
    42
    Rocky loses his fortune, moves back to the old neighborhood and neglects his son while training an ultimately ungrateful young boxer. A manufactured attempt to capture the spirit of the original. What's intended as high drama is cloying and silly.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Geoff Andrew Time Out
    Whereas the first and far superior Rocky had real heart, this tries and fails to have brains.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Michael Szymanski International Press Academy
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Jules Brenner Cinema Signals
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Greg Maki Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Clint Morris Film Threat
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal
    40
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Martin Scribbs Low IQ Canadian
    An embarassment to brain-damaged boxers and their wussy sons everywhere.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    60
    Goes the distance as a parable about what is really means to have heart.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews
    20
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ryan Cracknell Movie Views
    20
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Josh Gilchrist Billings Outpost (Montana)
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat
    40
    They should-a stopped at IV.
    Full Review » 11 years ago