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968 Ratings


Directed by Ryan Coogler
United States, 2015
Drama, Sport


The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Creed, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

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Creed Directed by Ryan Coogler

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

2015 | 3rd place: Best Lead Actor

2015 | 3 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

National Board of Review

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

What are people saying?

  • Ethan's rating of the film Creed

    Michael B. Jordan really shows his range in this very engaging and inspiring film that adds a little more maturity and realism to the universe of Rocky Balboa. Stallone gives a very mature and seasoned performance that is a good compliment to a character that he has embodied for forty years. Also Tessa Thompson is a revelation in this.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Creed

    If pressed, I would have expressed doubt that a sequel not written or directed by Sylvester Stallone would be able to capture that same blend of earnestness and heart on display in "Rocky Balboa" - at its best, this series is something like Frank Capra with boxing gloves - but I'll be damned if my eyes were dry by the time the credits rolled on "Creed." Ryan Coogler delivered one of the strongest films of 2015.

  • Dave's rating of the film Creed

    An achievement by everyone involved. A great adaptation by Coogler which reinvigorates the franchise by playing its greatest overarching asset - the quirkiness, sensitivity and likeability of the legendary character and Stallone's ability to just BE Rocky Balboa. Kudos to all involved.

  • José Neves's rating of the film Creed

    Formally, a step far ahead of his previous film (most notably the one sequence shot scenes), but in terms of dramaturgy and dramatic construction, a valiant triviality. I would add, however, that i much respect the diegetic biographic capacity that Stallone shows.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Creed

    No one had any right to expect anything from a Rocky movie made in 2015, but this one hits it out of the park. I was lukewarm on Coogler's last film, Fruitvale Station—its tendency towards melodramatic techniques didn't fit an important topic of social realism. But here, a bit of classical melodrama and on-the-nose music cues are exactly what the doctor ordered. Undeniably rousing. Love the one-take boxing match.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Creed

    Coogler breathes new life into the 'Rocky' franchise with this clichéd but endearing tale that brings the story full circle. Jordan is well cast in the title role but Stallone surprises with this tender hearted portrayal. Well shot by Alberti with some real novelty shown in the boxing scenes. When 'the music' kicks in during the final bout I dare you not to be stirred. Another chapter could be welcomed yet.

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Creed

    Creed surprised me. I had preconceived notions about the movie based on the dailies I saw, but the committed performances and impeccable shot design pulled this movie together to become something bigger, something beautiful. SPOILER: The symbolically loaded final scene with Rocky struggling up the steps he used to endlessly run in training montages is one of the more memorable pieces of cinema this year. 9/10

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Creed

    Manages to thoughtfully conduct itself without the need to embellish its nostalgia and evoke sentiments of the past in a way that milks the film for whatever forced emotional power it could've had. If you told me Ryan Coogler/Michael B. Jordan, the duo behind the masterful and underseen "Fruitvale Station," were going to do a film about Apollo Creed, I probably would've laughed at you. Instead, I emerged satisfied.

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