Step into the ring with one of America's greatest legends...and stand a couple of rounds with greatness! "Pulling no punches" (LA Daily News), Jon Favreau (Swingers) and OscarÂ(r) winner* George C. Scott give TKO performances in this outstanding biography of the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing! In the small blue-collar town of Brockton, Massachusetts, young Rocky Marciano (Favreau) turns to the ring as his ticket out. Training twice as hard and twice as long as anyone else, he pounds his way to victory and his reputation quickly spreads as "the guy to beat." But behind the gloves Rocky is unhappy with his gift and he's thinking of retiring. So, with the fate of his career hanging in the balance, he finds a way to unleash his thunder againthis time against his biggest hero: Joe Louis!
Joanne C (us) wrote: Just watched this doco. For something supposedly espousing the virtues of 'reason', I found it incredibly disconcerting. Basically two white missionaries travel about preaching from pulpits their rhetorical claims of supremacy over the beliefs of others. At times they pitch themselves within closed groups of people who have not already converted with the specific aim of changing their beliefs and/or making them doubt themselves and appear stupid on camera. Before an applauding crowd they seem to move souls like 'An Hour of Power'. I waited for someone to yell 'Hallelujah!". Or for the lions to be released into selected audiences. They, self-proclaimed representatives of a hegemonic Masculine Institution which has not yet realized that it follow myths far more damaging than the Virgin Birth, tromps about peddling the sanctity of Atheism. Science should sue these pair for defamation. But then an actress did make an appearance at the beginning and her sound scientific authority must have made it ok. 3&1/5 for entertainment value.
Lee M (jp) wrote: Between a 6/10 and 7/10, there's plenty here to unpack, most of it regarding modern malaise, and the rewards are proportionate to the amount of work you want to put in.
Linda R (nl) wrote: this was a neat type of thriller, kind of unbelievable, that theres no investigations, but its like visual karma in action.
Private U (ru) wrote: Borderline in all points of view
Juha E (it) wrote: A British horror classic that I can only recommend. A very good film in every way. A great atmosphere and good performances.
Holly C (mx) wrote: As good if not better than it's predacessor "The Shop Around the Corner".
Morgan P (nl) wrote: A bit tedious at times, but ultimately a suspenseful, fun comedy with a twist. O'Toole and Hepburn made a charming couple, who kissed quite a lot, if you're into that sort of thing.