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Creed (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

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Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... Written by Blake ordonez

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Your legacy is more than a name

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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25 November 2015 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,632,823 (USA) (27 November 2015)

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$109,712,885 (USA) (26 February 2016)
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Ryan Coogler wanted to uphold the series' father/son theme. "It's a sport where you need to lean on other people," the filmmaker said. "You see fighters have this bond with their trainer. We saw it with Tyson and Cus D'amato. We saw it with Rocky and Mick. It's a very special bond. We wanted to capture that." See more »

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When Adonis is at the Delphi gym, which is supposed to be in Los Angeles, you can see a Pathmark behind Adonis on the other side of the street. Pathmark was supermarket chain exclusive to the north east. See more »

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Bianca: [to Adonis sarcastically] you didn't tell me your uncle was Rocky Balboa.
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Only movie in the Rocky series which Stallone didn't get top-billing. See more »

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References Rocky Balboa (2006) See more »

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Wake Up Everybody
Written by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead and Victor Carstarphen
Performed by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
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By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A love letter to Rocky and film fans alike
25 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

There's no other way to say it; Creed is a knockout.

From start to finish, this film exhilarates and crackles with brilliant on screen performances and masterfully directed fight sequences. It wholeheartedly captures what was so brilliant about the first film: the characters. Yes, I'll return to theaters to see the fights, but it's the characters, particularly Rocky and Adonis that truly captivated me from start to finish.

I can't say enough great things about writer/director Ryan Coogler. The way he masterfully captures the modern spirit of Philadelphia and the visceral tension of standing toe-to-toe with a man who wants to see you hit the ground is second to none. What stood out the most, however, was his writing of Rocky Balboa. The subtle nuances that we love about the Italian Stallion are effortlessly worked into the script and flow like water from Sly's crooked mouth. Speaking of, the script would be for naught if it weren't for the beautiful performances by Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. I'm not ashamed to say I was brought to tears at various parts of this film.

I'm just so happy to say that this film wasn't a disappointment. This film exceeded my wildest hopes of a 7th Rocky installment and had me feeling amped up for hours after the credits rolled. I can't wait to see more from the talent involved in this film, and I proudly endorse and recommend Creed to Rocky fans and film fans alike.


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