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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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Drama | Sport

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

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Creed: Corazón de campeón  »

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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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Reunites Wood Harris and Michael B. Jordan after The Wire (2002). See more »

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It is pretty well established with almost 100% certainty that Bianca lives by herself in her apartment. Yet when Adonis Johnson (Creed) bangs on her front door so she can turn down her blaring music. Almost simultaneously, as soon as Bianca swings open the front door the music mutes. Who muted it? See more »

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Rocky Balboa: One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.
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Lord Knows
Written by Meek Mill (as Robert Williams), Daystar Peterson and Daniel Gonzalez
Performed by Meek Mill
Courtesy of Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Much More Than Just a Boxing Movie
25 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Creed is the 7th installment in the Rocky franchise but this time focuses on Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed's son. He wants to follow in his father's footsteps and is trained by Rocky Balboa himself. More than boxing, this movie really goes into the relationship between Creed and Rocky and how they both support each other when they most need it. Michael B. Jordan is fantastic as Creed. He is so energetic in the boxing scenes and he is even better when his character is being developed. Now we come to Sylvester Stallone as Rocky. In his signature role, he absolutely knocks it out of the park in what may have been his best performance in his career as an actor. He honestly deserves an Oscar for this part. He brought tears to my eyes on multiple occasions and still has the same charm from the old Rocky movies.

Creed perfectly mixes elements from past Rocky movies, especially the first, with modern culture. The amazing Rocky score is complemented by modern styles. Creed's story is told just like Rocky's and it is so beautiful to watch. The cinematography is also visually pleasing. Coogler captured the look of Philadelphia extremely well. The boxing scenes are excellent. There is a fight that is done completely in one take and I have no idea how they did it. It was amazing. This movie is a drama that tugs at your heart a lot, but at times it still manages to be quite funny as well.

I love Creed as a film. Its characters are so well realized and acted, the cinematography is gorgeous, and the boxing is glorious. Creed is definitely one of the best films of 2015. Creed gets an A.


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