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Creed II Reviews

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December 15, 2018
CREED II find a legacy through making mistakes. It's messy, and we don't always bring out the best parts of ourselves. The trick is to breathe, listen, open up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 13, 2018
Playing like the greatest hits of every Rocky sequel to date, Creed II is bigger and its hits thud harder, but it misses the emotional focus and finesse of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 13, 2018
The boxing sequences are brutal, no matter how much people want to turn boxing into a metaphor for inner growth and building character. The message is that family matters above all.
December 10, 2018
What ensues is enjoyably rooted in sentiment, genre stereotype and Rocky mythology, but does drag a little between the brutal but brilliantly staged fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 10, 2018
It's a letdown for a good movie that had all the makings of greatness, but, ultimately, is let down by an overly predictable narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: Half Price
December 9, 2018
Feeling to have less energy than the preceding film, it's still an enjoyable and competently made follow-up ... and a fitting swan-song for the character of Rocky Balboa.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 9, 2018
The dramatic pull of Adonis fighting the son of his father's killer is obvious but riveting all the same, made even more engrossing by the shadow of Rocky Balboa.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2018
It is strange to say this, but the thing that carries the biggest sting here - especially in the scenes when Stallone's Rocky, aware that he is in his life's twilight, muses about roads not taken - is not the boxing, but the bonding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2018
This follow-up isn't as good as the original, but it has enough fight left in it to go the distance and end up winning over the scoring judges. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
December 6, 2018
The chemistry between the cast members - whether it's between Stallone and Jordan or Thompson and Jordan - makes the film all the more believable.
December 6, 2018
There's... so much to enjoy in Creed II.
December 6, 2018
Gripping and poignant, Creed II marks the humble passing of the mantle. Just need Mr. T's son for next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2018
Creed II does beat you over the head with its sentimentalism - too much text instead of subtext. But it's generally effective,
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 5, 2018
This sequel answers the bell and then some, giving us something that, while not quite a bout for the ages, turns out to be a hell of a fight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 5, 2018
The fight choreography is on point and the sound editing of punches makes it feel like you are the one who has been hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 5, 2018
The film never quite finds a consistent tone but it never stops being entertaining either.
December 4, 2018
A solid film that pulls you in in the way these films do, but if you come in knowing that, you let the path take you.
December 4, 2018
Ultimately though, Creed II is as much a male weepie or old-school melodrama as it is a boxing movie, and this is actually where it succeeds best.
December 4, 2018
If this is indeed Rocky's last time ringside, it's a solid if predictable farewell to one of American cinema's most enduring characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 4, 2018
While Creed II does not reach the fantastic heights of Creed, it still puts up plenty of fight to prove itself worthy.
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