21 January 2007

Reeling in Rocky

'We get the usual "training" montage showing this Saga-vintage Michelin Man running, lifting heavy weights and roaring motivationally at himself. The famous Stallone face now looks more asymmetrical than ever; it's as if a gallon of Botox has been injected into one side of his head, and his lower lip is so skewed that its right corner is now directly under his right earlobe. The unfortunate effect is that of an invisible angel of death hooking Rocky's mouth with a fishing line and implacably reeling him in'

- Peter Bradshaw reviews 'Rocky Balboa', Guardian, 19 January 2007

[Other reviews are reasonably positive - so, not a stinker]

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