actor: Burt Young

Rocky Balboa

December 20, 2006
The story was true to the spirit of the original "Rocky." I had a very favorable overall impression of the sixth installment of this "triumph over adversity" series; the best of the five sequels. I was especially touched by Rocky's humble spirit, balanced with his great strength of character. He [...]

Transamerica

December 23, 2005
Let me say right up front that this film can not be approved as family-friendly. It not only contains inappropriate material for children, many adults will be offended by the subject matter and the frankness in which it is portrayed. You can't watch this film and not feel some sympathy for its [...]

Rocky

November 21, 1976
This film won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1976. It has spawned four sequels and currently a sixth "Rocky" film is in production. This story is inspiring as Rocky, a club fighter, is given a chance to fight Apollo Creed for the heavyweight championship of the world. Rocky trains hard and [...]

Rocky lV

November 27, 1985
If not for one word, and an audibly faint profanity at that, "Rocky lV" would have been approved by Dove. However, The Dove Foundation does not approve films which use God's name in vain and there is one uttrerance of that in a Moscow scene in the film. It would not have been appropriate for young [...]

Rocky V

November 16, 1990
"Rocky lV" has one profanity which prevents it from being Dove approved, using God's name in vain. This one has two of the same word or it would have been otherwise approved. It is a shame that these inspiring films "almost" make the cut. But many other films in Hollywood fall just short as well. [...]

Rocky lll

May 28, 1982
Rocky has had ten title defenses and a newcomer, Clubber Lang, "a wrecking machine," according to Rocky's manager Mickey, wants to fight and dethrone Rocky. Mickey does not want Rocky to mix it up with Lang, believing Lang is too tough to defeat. Rocky suffers a personal loss as well as losing his [...]

Tapestry

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Tapestry admits, even to itself, that even the richest lives are vulnerable to great hardship. This certainly applies to Ryan's (Stephen Baldwin) life when it seems, all at once, his life begins to unravel. Following the loss of his prominent job, his marriage and home life begin to gradually [...]