ROCKY (Theatrical Release USA 1976)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 5.0|5.0 Starsììììì

Rocky becomes the first movie to receive a 5.0 out of 5.0-star rating from Ben Meyers International Movie Critics. The film is a standalone masterpiece that completely deserves its standing ovation. The realism is beyond perfect. Sylvester Stallone knows he is Rocky Balboa. Grand Kudos to Director John G. Avildsen for bringing writer Sylvester Stallone’s master script to life. Thank you for showing us there is such a thing as a film worthy of a perfect star rating.


Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets serious about his boxing career.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John G. Avildsen for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Gene Kirkwood for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Rocky (Sylvester Stallone), Adrian (Talia Shire), Paulie (Burt Young), Apollo (Carl Weathers), Mickey (Burgess Meredith), Jergens (Thayer David), Gazzo (Joe Spinell), Mike (Jimmy Gambina), Fight Announcer (Bill Baldwin), and Cut Man (Al Silvani).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Absolutely nothing lacking here. Pure entertainment that captures the human spirit. Sylvester Stallone IS Rocky Balboa. A visual work of art.

Ben Meyers

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