Creed

Creed

Creed

The Rocky franchise passes the torch to writer-director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), helming the story of Adonis Johnson – son of Rocky Balboa's foe-turned-friend Apollo Creed. Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his immortal role as Rocky.

Johnson never knew his famous father who died before he was born. But with boxing in his blood, he heads to Philadelphia and tracks down Balboa. Seeing the strength and determination of Apollo in Adonis, Rocky agrees to train him despite battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

Best Supporting Actor (Stallone) at the 2016 Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Violence & offensive language120 minsUSA
DramaSport
93%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A smart, kinetic, exhilaratingly well-crafted piece of mainstream filmmaking, and providing actor Michael B. Jordan with yet another substantial stepping stone on his climb to stardom.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An emotional heavyweight that brings honor to the Rocky series.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Takes a while to move. But by the end, it’s genuinely moving.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film keeps pounding through the predictable set-up and storyline until finally, when you think it can fight no longer and will have to throw in the towel, it charges back with some scenes of originality, pathos and, in ever-so-swift jabs, excitement.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Far-fetched but likeable offshoot of the geriatric Rocky series.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

More than preserves the Rocky franchise’s. It reminds you why it was great in the first place.

0

There were two boxing movies released last year and this one was far superior to the other "Southpaw". Directed by Ryan Coolger this is the film of a young boxer who is lost and stumbles upon a tired, more or less given up Rocky. Rocky sees a lot of himself in the young creed. There are similarities between the first one especially the underdog tone. It...

4.0
0

When people ask me my favourite movies of 2015, Creed is right up there in my top picks. You know how The Force Awakens took Star Wars of old, paid homage, introduced new characters, re-introduced much loved old characters and created a whole new buzz for a franchise in much need of a kick in the space pants? Well, Creed does much the same for the Rocky...

4.0
0

The three matchs are highlights of the film. Considering the director is only in his 20s, the blockbuster is quite a delight.

4.0
0

The Rocky franchise is back. With Michael B. Jordan taking the reigns as the protagonist for this new arch, the franchise is back. Who would have thought that the 7th installment would be one of the best. Stallone shines in his supporting role and there are a number of great nods to the first films and to the city of Philadelphia. If you thought the...

4.0
0

Tries a little to be a bit more epic than it is, but still an enjoyable film with some good performances.

4.0
0

Creed, the new Rocky sequel, is bloody good. A powerful and emotional drama, great performances from Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. The boxing scenes are excellent, I actually wanted to stand up and cheer. It's a recommendation from me. Grade: B+

4.0
0

Creed adheres to the tried-and-tested Rocky formula more than I was expecting going in – there are many familiar beats here, from the rousing clang of anvils on the soundtrack to one big fight sequence that feels as though it’s been mapped beat-for-beat from one of Rocky Balboa’s previous climactic showdowns. This is not a bad thing – far from it. In...

4.0
0

Welcome back Rocky! I have missed you, or at least a 'Rocky' film worth watching. Not since Rocky Balboa's second outing has the Italian Stallion been so believable and genuine. 'Creed' circulated around my eardrums when whispers of its release started to make the rounds and my first thought was "oh no, not another one". How far can the story honestly go?...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A smart, kinetic, exhilaratingly well-crafted piece of mainstream filmmaking, and providing actor Michael B. Jordan with yet another substantial stepping stone on his climb to stardom.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An emotional heavyweight that brings honor to the Rocky series.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Takes a while to move. But by the end, it’s genuinely moving.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film keeps pounding through the predictable set-up and storyline until finally, when you think it can fight no longer and will have to throw in the towel, it charges back with some scenes of originality, pathos and, in ever-so-swift jabs, excitement.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Far-fetched but likeable offshoot of the geriatric Rocky series.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

More than preserves the Rocky franchise’s. It reminds you why it was great in the first place.

0

There were two boxing movies released last year and this one was far superior to the other "Southpaw". Directed by Ryan Coolger this is the film of a young boxer who is lost and stumbles upon a tired, more or less given up Rocky. Rocky sees a lot of himself in the young creed. There are similarities between the first one especially the underdog tone. It...

4.0
0

When people ask me my favourite movies of 2015, Creed is right up there in my top picks. You know how The Force Awakens took Star Wars of old, paid homage, introduced new characters, re-introduced much loved old characters and created a whole new buzz for a franchise in much need of a kick in the space pants? Well, Creed does much the same for the Rocky...

4.0
0

The three matchs are highlights of the film. Considering the director is only in his 20s, the blockbuster is quite a delight.

4.0
0

The Rocky franchise is back. With Michael B. Jordan taking the reigns as the protagonist for this new arch, the franchise is back. Who would have thought that the 7th installment would be one of the best. Stallone shines in his supporting role and there are a number of great nods to the first films and to the city of Philadelphia. If you thought the...

4.0
0

Tries a little to be a bit more epic than it is, but still an enjoyable film with some good performances.

4.0
0

Creed, the new Rocky sequel, is bloody good. A powerful and emotional drama, great performances from Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. The boxing scenes are excellent, I actually wanted to stand up and cheer. It's a recommendation from me. Grade: B+

4.0
0

Creed adheres to the tried-and-tested Rocky formula more than I was expecting going in – there are many familiar beats here, from the rousing clang of anvils on the soundtrack to one big fight sequence that feels as though it’s been mapped beat-for-beat from one of Rocky Balboa’s previous climactic showdowns. This is not a bad thing – far from it. In...

4.0
0

Welcome back Rocky! I have missed you, or at least a 'Rocky' film worth watching. Not since Rocky Balboa's second outing has the Italian Stallion been so believable and genuine. 'Creed' circulated around my eardrums when whispers of its release started to make the rounds and my first thought was "oh no, not another one". How far can the story honestly go?...

4.0
0