Reviews

Sep 3, 2021
Episode 20: When Jeff Tried To Save The World / Creed II / The Ballad of Buster Scruggs / The World Is Yours / Burning
Jul 13, 2021
Beyond all the trimmings of its Rocky rematch, the film packs a surprisingly powerful punch and offers a layered story about the power we give the past.
Apr 29, 2021
The magnetism of Michael B. Jordan and the history of the various characters keep the film from ever going underwater, making it plausible for this version of the franchise to become a trilogy in the near future.
Apr 29, 2021
This feels like Stallone handing over the gloves to Jordan and they're going onto capable hands.
Feb 3, 2021
Reverberates with echoes of Rockys past but transcends being an exercise in déjà vu by amping up the emotional content to TKO levels. Neither a rehash nor completely original work it's simply another puzzle piece in the feel good Rocky saga.
Dec 5, 2020
Everything about the film happens like clockwork; there's not a single moment that isn't entirely anticipated.
Aug 29, 2020
"Creed II" not only does the franchise justice, it's further proof of Stallone's lasting creation. I predict at least one more "Creed," then possibly a "Million Dollar Baby" style spinoff series with Adonis' daughter Amara to keep the franchise running.
Aug 28, 2020
A highly entertaining, very emotionally satisfying second round that lands most of its punches, proving to be a sequel that is bound to get audiences pumped.
Aug 19, 2020
If the film had been called Drago, it could have taken a more original, nuanced look at busting open the bad guy mythology and rising above a generically entertaining structure.
Jul 25, 2020
This could be a fascinating look at the franchise's own cyclicality, but Stallone and Taylor don't inject much of any self-awareness in their script. They rely on formula.
Jul 24, 2020
Creed II, like the second Rocky film, is a comeback story. It's the tale of a rematch. Unfortunately for the audience, the trajectory of Creed II so closely resembles Rocky II that the film becomes painfully predictable.
Jul 22, 2020
Not quite living up to its predecessor, the Rocky hardcore fan base will still get a major kick at this nostalgic fight back. More Rocky 7 than Creed 2, the first half missed the brilliance of Coogler, but it came back fighting in the second half.
Jul 19, 2020
It is a routine sequel weighed down by the most hackneyed components of the genre. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 9, 2020
Creed II works best as a story about fathers and sons, and the legacies we are either blessed or cursed with at birth.
Jul 7, 2020
Creed II is hit and miss, but it's a mostly worthy successor to a film so strong, it would almost be impossible to match. Due largely to a cast that brings more to the film than the screenplay can sustain, the movie delivers in most of the right places.
Jun 28, 2020
Since it has borrowed from its parent franchise, Creed II's plot devices are pure sports movie pedigree, but, like its predecessor, the direction and performances raise it to a higher level.
May 29, 2020
reed 2 film doesn't reach the dizzying heights of the original but is still a quasi-satisfying chapter in the Rocky franchise.
Apr 15, 2020
Scripted by Stallone and Juel Taylor, Creed II deserves a cheer.
Mar 18, 2020
Stallone has never been one to phone it in, and his script, as silly as it can be, is vintage Rocky. The performances are fantastic as well.
Feb 22, 2020
Battle fatigue sets in roughly halfway through this eighth installment of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise.