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Creed (2015)

November. 25,2015
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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.


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Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.

Humaira Grant

It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.

Arianna Moses

Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.


Creed was the film I was sceptical of for such a long time. I could have watched it thirty times over in the amount of time I spent building up to watch it. Then, I finally did. I thought at first it was going okay. I knew this wasn't going to be my favourite Rocky (related) film, but there was every chance it could be second or third. Course, there was every chance it could have been my least favourite and I ended up giving it a 5/10, but that didn't happen. Halfway through the film, say around the second Act, I remember slouching just a little. I liked what I was seeing but some things were missing. First of all, I still find it hard to watch Rocky on-screen as an old man. I'm just so used to and have always been used to watching the first five, when he was much younger, you know. Obviously there's a five year filmmaking jump between IV and V, but still. The end of the film approached and the credits appeared themselves. What I had just watched wasn't my favourite Rocky movie, but could have been the best-made/most well-made of the Rocky films. And if you're like me you'd say the other was the very first Rocky. The cinematography and fight choreography are fantastic and so is the directing and acting. Stallone does give a fantastic performance, co-star or not. It doesn't feel out of place that Stallone is the second main star of the film, cuz A: Jordan gives a great performance himself and B: even being cast as the movie's co-star, Rocky is in almost every part of the film. Like he isn't seen until around 10-15 minutes in, but still, he's there all the time and it's brilliant. The film's antagonist is decent enough, albeit nowhere near as memorable as the likes of, say, Ivan Drago or Clubber Lang. Or even Apollo Creed. They're just the greatest, you know. Although the two awesome things here are 1) It's so cool knowing it's actually the son of Apollo Creed who's the star, and 2) Well, the antagonist of the second film is Ivan Drago's son, and apparently Drago is in it himself.Some things irk me a lot. Why does Rocky gotta have cancer in the film? It makes me sad cuz I don't want anything to happen to him in the next film. He's one of the best movie characters of all time. And I don't like the fact that Creed loses. They made Rocky lose in the first Rocky, and in Rocky Balboa. I know he lost in Rocky III too but he later won. Why make Creed also lose? He should win in the first two and if they make a third one, let him go out as one who's been defeated but make it a great match. Solid movie either way. 9.5/10edit-07/03/2018: After watching it another time, it's definitely obtaining the 10/10 score, particularly thanks to its cinematography, fight choreography, dialogue, acting and direction. The more I see it, the more I like it, it seems. I also strongly believe this film showcases Michael B. Jordan's best performance. His return is definitely long-awaited. 10/10.


Stallone gets an oscar nomination for his best role since copland her lost out to Mark Rylance performance in the Tom Hanks bridge of spies . but won a golden globe for the first time. so this is a rocky for a new generation , we all thought that we didn't need a another one boy were we wrong, so we have a rocky universe going with apollo creed son. Ryan Coogler directed this as well as the screenplay who done a wonderful bringing another rags to riches tale to the screen it made 107 million in the boxoffice in america a surprise hit its the longest rocky film 2hrs Adonis Johnson is the son of deceased world heavy weight champ . He feels the rush of the boxing blood in his veins and feels he can win a world title on his own merit he goes from L.a to Philly and try and conconvince his father rival turned friend to train him even as rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside of the ring . Now Adonis has shot but first must develop the heart of a fighter in this critically acclaimed film he goes to liverpool to fight a cocky fighter called Conlon who is a brute but Adonis finds the heart and the rocky's advice to see him through 12 brutal rounds. . rocky five was like this film, but this one give rocky his chance as a coach for real this is rocky five part 2 , this might be a little controversial but its true enjoy everyone


I shied away from this movie for--I guess--a couple of years now. I'll tell you why: because nothing bothers me more, cinematically, than famed and glorious movie that has a horrible sequel. The Rocky franchise is spectacular (with the exception of Rocky V, we'll pretend that never happened). I was so afraid of Creed being this pock mark right on the beautiful face of Rocky. But I'd heard good things. Then I saw Black Panther, which is by the same director (Ryan Coogler), and I thought, "I think I'll check out Creed."I'm so glad I did. First of all the story was good. Apollo Creed had a son by another woman and his widow took in that kid and raised him like her own. Even though he had a good upbringing his true passion was to fight. He wanted to fight like his father and be trained by Rocky Balboa without using his father's name--which was it's own struggle. He goes through peaks and valleys in his quest to be a real boxer and it's all essential for the story to be good.The second thing that impressed me was Sylvester Stallone playing the aged and retired Rocky Balboa. He was superb in his more subdued and sage-like role. He's no longer the young and fit fighter; he's now an old man lovingly referred to as uncle by a young prodigy that he wants to see succeed. It was such a great performance. I've never seen Sly be anything other than the macho action hero (with the exception of Oscar). To see him be this mellow enlightened character that wasn't forced or satirical was awesome. In his language and manner of speaking he was still Rocky Balboa: a Philly street guy that knew how to fight, but in his behavior and handling of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) he was like Yoda. I was mesmerized.We must remember though that this is Creed, a sequel or spinoff from Rocky, so boxing is the key. Not just simply boxing, but boxing as a heavy underdog. We had that of course and I don't think you'd be disappointed. It can never be as good as the original but it was certainly a worthy follow up.

Taylor M

I have never watched any of the previous Rocky films. Naturally, I have heard of them and Creed in particular. I was always intrigued about this movie due to the overwhelming hype it received from critics. So on a whim late one night, I happened to catch this film on HBO. I found myself neither impressed nor disappointed with Creed. It's an average sports drama that had no reason to be made, besides cashing in on 80s nostalgia. Pros: Michael B Jordan and Tessa Thompson have good on-screen chemistry. Sylvester Stallone does decent playing Rocky despite having little to work with. Technical aspects of this movie are fine. Michael B Jordan excels in his fight scenes. Michael and Sylvester do have some chemistry. Cons: The plot. It takes a while to build up to the climax of this movie(the fight scene with Ricky) and after we get to the climax, the movie pretty much dies. There isn't a lot of tension or exposition given. The movie starts with Donnie being locked up in Juvie and jumps directly to modern times. For a two hour plus movie, they had enough time to give a little more exposition. Everything we learn about Donnie is told to us and hardly shown. The story is insanely cliche and predictable. 30 minutes in and you already have an impression of how it's going to end. By the time I got to the ending, I just felt numb and not as inspired as the film wanted me to be. Not only does Donnie fail to make a name for himself at the end but then we get a ripoff "Rocky Stair-steps" scene.