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"His whole life was a million-to-one shot."
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 8.1  (621,719)
  • 70

Rocky is a classic sports drama film, released in 1976, directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Sylvester Stallone. The movie follows Rocky Balboa (Stallone), a small-time boxer and loan shark from Philadelphia who dreams of making it big in the boxing world but has yet to get his big break. Rocky's life changes when world heavyweight boxing champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) decides to give an unknown boxer, Rocky, a shot at the title. The underdog story, follows Rocky's journey as he prepares for the fight of his life against Apollo. Along the way, Rocky falls in love with Adrian (Talia Shire), a shy pet store clerk who becomes his biggest supporter.

The film's striking elements include its raw, realistic portrayal of boxing, its moving soundtrack, and most notably, Stallone's heartfelt performance as Rocky. Stallone delivered a knock-out performance, portraying Rocky as a three-dimensional character, full of grit, determination, and heart.

Talia Shire's portrayal of Adrian, Rocky's love interest, was equally impressive. Talia's performance conveyed Adrian's transformation from a mousy, shy woman into a confident and empowered one. Burt Young, who played Rocky's friend, Paulie, and Rocky's trainer, Mickey, played by Burgess Meredith, also gave brilliant performances, bringing depth to their characters.

Shot on location in Philadelphia, the film's use of gritty back-streets and real-life boxing locations made it seem like a true-blue Philadelphia film. The cinematography, much of which is done with a handheld camera, gives the movie a documentary-like feel, adding to the realism of the story.

Rocky grossed over $225 million in its worldwide box office, making it a massive commercial success. The film also won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. Stallone's screenplay was also nominated, making him one of the few actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for screenwriting.

The film has since inspired a media franchise with eight instalments, including Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa, Creed, Creed II, and most recently, Creed III. The franchise has become a cultural phenomenon, with Rocky Balboa's character being hailed as one of the most iconic in movie history.

In conclusion, Rocky is a timeless classic and a must-watch film. Stallone's brilliant performance as Rocky, the story's underdog themes, the film's realistic portrayal of boxing, and the incredible soundtracks make it a film that continues to inspire and engage audiences more than 45 years after its release. Anyone who enjoys 70’s-style drama, boxing, or sports in general, should definitely Watch Rocky Online.

Rocky is a 1976 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1 and a MetaScore of 70.

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Rocky is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Hulu, Amazon Prime, Max, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Rocky for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 59 min
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    8.1  (621,719)
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