Creed II Reviews

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July 10, 2019
There is no fresh thought in Creed II. But it is a movie in the Rocky Universe that will fetch it box office numbers.
June 18, 2019
Watching Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson clawing and biting their way through the wretched melodrama they are bound and gagged by is as frustrating as imagining what Creed II could have been in the hands of Ryan Coogler and his team.
January 25, 2019
There is an accumulation of melodramatic components that weaken the effect of the style. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 15, 2019
Creed II commits almost the same mistakes as Rocky II. Repeat, reiterate schemes, and the fights have neither the spectacle nor the composition that director Ryan Coogler... had achieved in Creed (2015). [Full review in Spanish]
December 28, 2018
A blandly predictable sports movie given some kind of disreputable interest by inserting itself into the mythology of an iconic, if not particularly high-quality franchise.
December 24, 2018
The weakest of all the Rocky/Creed movies...
December 19, 2018
What plays on screen is a caricature of the franchise, a film so loathe to have its own identity that it forgets everything that made previous installments must-see cinema.
December 9, 2018
It's just another Rocky sequel, and that sucks.
December 7, 2018
But despite its own individual merits, this year's sequel, Creed II, fails to quite live up to the potential of its predecessor, and Coogler himself seems to be the essential missing ingredient.
December 5, 2018
...the same thumping and grinding sports movie clichés and oodles of heavy-duty macho soul-baring.
December 3, 2018
Steven Caple Jr's film is watchable enough if you're a fan of its traditions, but Jordan is too sleek and handsome for his suffering to be as glorious as Sylvester Stallone's agonies in days gone by.
November 30, 2018
Settle in for an exceedingly average story, a total lack of thrills, and far too little of Sylvester Stallone.
November 29, 2018
The movie does offer one genuine surprise: the Drago family drama actually eclipses anything going on with the Creeds or Balboas.
November 29, 2018
The Rocky franchise is nothing if not redundant, or rather, full of reverberations, past stories just waiting to be mined by some later sequel. Creed II doesn't quite make a meal of the opportunity.
November 29, 2018
Whatever you think about Rocky IV, it is inarguably a mid-1980s time capsule. Creed II isn't a time capsule, but it should get buried.
November 28, 2018
Eight movies in, and you'd think there'd be some better, fleshed-out characters populating this universe.
November 28, 2018
Creed II misses a major opportunity to tell a great story about fathers and sons.
November 27, 2018
Doesn't punch nearly as hard without Coogler in its corner.
November 26, 2018
The ineffective emotional stakes, watered-down drama, and threadbare relational conflicts make Creed 2 exceedingly impersonal.
November 26, 2018
It's not entirely without its merits -- as much as seems rote, it's still a far cry from '80s-style cartoon buffoonery -- but just as quickly as Creed sprung up out of nowhere, this revised series already feels more than a little played out.
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