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The real-life story of pro boxer Rocky Marciano, from his humble beginnings to his rise and climaxing in his match with legend Joe Lewis. The movie is done in a flashback, and Jon Favreau does a bang up job playing Rocky. This movie does a good job of showing the ups and downs of the boxing world as well. A must see for all fans of boxing movies, the fight scenes are some of the best I've ever scene. ***1/2 stars out of 5. Ratings Break-Down: Teaches a Lesson: **** (out of 5) Evokes Emotion: ***** Acting: *** (out of 5) Writing: *** (out of 5) Directing:*** (out of 5).