‘Sly’ Trailer: Netflix Looks At Sylvester Stallone’s 50-Year Career In New Documentary

As a guy who grew up on ’80s action movies, it’s easy to look at Sylvester Stallone as a one-trick-pony. But nothing could be further from the truth. His career is prolific beyond that genre; it was him who wrote the original Rocky, earning two Academy Award nominations and setting himself on a path that showed he could be more than a guy who blows things up. In short, there’s more to Stallone than meets the eye, and that’s why he’s getting the Netflix documentary treatment with Sly.

As seen in the new trailer, Sly is a look at the 50-year career of Sylvester Stallone. When you’ve been around that long, naturally your professional side goes through phases, and Stallone’s has taken some interesting turns. I don’t know if this is part of a series or anything, but Netflix also did a doc on Stallone’s pal Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this year.

The film is directed by Thom Zimny.  Here’s the synopsis:

For nearly 50 years, Sylvester Stallone has entertained millions with iconic characters and blockbuster franchises, from Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables. This retrospective documentary offers an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director-producer, paralleling his inspirational underdog story with the indelible characters he has brought to life.

Netflix says Sly will debut this November.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.