Creed Reviews

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February 13, 2020
Cynics could easily latch on to the problems above and dismiss CREED as franchise smelling salts. To do so, however, would be to also dismiss the new talent Coogler and Jordan bring to the creaking joints of the ROCKY brand.
February 13, 2020
We're lucky to have Creed. With most franchises, the seventh installment wouldn't even be in theaters, much less worth a damn.
January 8, 2020
Placing focus on the young Creed allows Jordan to breathe his youthful talents into the film. He successfully carries the weight of being the main focal point.
December 2, 2019
Creed goes the distance and then some.
November 26, 2019
[Ryan] Coogler proves to be a great action director with his close, seamless fight shots, while capturing uncheesy sports montages and intimate interactions.
August 29, 2019
'Creed' is not a novelty, but it is different enough from the first installment of the franchise. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 7, 2019
Adonis' presence splits the cinematic illusion like a prism, as it hops back and forth between fighters. In one moment, Adonis punches alongside Apollo, embracing his legacy. In the next, he rejects it, fighting Apollo himself.
July 30, 2019
Creed is a meditation on fatherlessness, a call-to-arms for black youth who are taught lowered expectations to believe they are powerful, a rousing boxing flick, a quality love story, and one of the best damn films of the year.
July 14, 2019
What's disappointing about Creed is how slavishly it follows the template of the previous pictures. It's not bad -- it's the best entry since Rocky III -- but one's enjoyment depends entirely on how charitable one is feeling in the nostalgia department.
April 18, 2019
Director Ryan Coogler gives the film a surprisingly indy feel for such a mainstream franchise.
April 9, 2019
Ryan Coogler, an accomplished talent after just two films, wisely trades in the authenticity of 'televising' Creed's bouts, a platitudinous technique used so ubiquitously in boxing movies, for intimate handycam...
April 5, 2019
Creed is not just about boxing or the character of Rocky, but about building new relationships and how a name with a legacy can make you or break you, making it difficult to branch out on your own.
March 30, 2019
While CREED seems to resemble typical fare, the conflict between these two men of who's fighting for whom clears the smoke. In the end, it's the audience who wins.
February 27, 2019
To say the fight scenes are thrilling is an understatement; by the end of the movie, I was in tears. Talk about exceeding expectations.
February 4, 2019
Creed is as gritty and grounded as the original Rocky, and it packs an emotional punch that's as powerful as any in the ring
January 27, 2019
A completed motion picture is a work that represents thousands and thousands of creative decisions. It's remarkable how many of those creative decisions Ryan Coogler and his team got right on Creed.
January 17, 2019
This is a crowd-pleasing reboot of the Rocky franchise, with writer/director Ryan Coogler capturing the spirit of the previous films while creating an experience that stands alone.
January 9, 2019
In short, it's a knockout.
December 7, 2018
I was worried that it would either stick too close to the franchise's winning but tired formula, or go too far in a new direction and alienate the die-hards. Creed stands on its own, and as a lifelong fan, I am happy to stand behind it.
November 20, 2018
Creed is perfect. This moment is perfect. I hope Creed II is anywhere near as intoxicating.
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