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, Mature themes, violence and coarse language120 minsUSA
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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

The Italian Stallion is back - in a film that isn't about him. In Creed, Rocky Balboa is a semi-retiree content to work alone in his restaurant, until a shadow of his past forces him to step back into the ring. Michael B. Jordan is Adonis Creed, son of the iconic Apollo, out to prove himself a champion to the world - something he'll need a reluctant Balboa's help with.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

An emotional heavyweight that brings honor to the Rocky series.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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