A special facet of all the "Rocky" films is that they give Sylvester Stallone, a frequently underrated screen personality, a magnificent opportunity to perform at his very best--for if ever an actor was meant for a part, Stallone was born to play Rocky Balboa. Even the weakest of the
films provides an uplifting experience, an experience seldom equalled in other films of the generation. It is even conceivable that this film, along with the first and third entries in the series, will go down in film history as classics of the genre; and rightfully so.
The film picks up where ROCKY IV ended, with Rocky (Stallone) returning to Philadelphia from the Soviet Union afte...