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Sylvester Stallone returns to the role that first made his name over three decades ago.

He may be almost a pensioner and a bit chunky and crinkly, but proves he’s still in fighting fit shape.

Rocky’s now a widower running a restaurant in Philadelphia but, with the help of his old pal Paulie (Burt Young), gets a chance for a comeback exhibition match against current heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver.

Before that, you have to watch Rocky mourn his dead wife, make good with his stroppy son and cosy up to a single mum from the old neighbourhood.

It’s ridiculous, of course, but Sly’s a winner all the way and this warm, soapy drama, climaxing with a fantastic fight, is a real crowd-pleaser.