A tale as old as time, yet Creed II feels fresher than ever
Midwest Film Journal
Dec 6, 2019
Rating: 2.5/5 --
There is no fresh thought in Creed II. But it is a movie in the Rocky Universe that will fetch it box office numbers.
Jul 10, 2019
[Steven] Caple knows what a Rocky fan expects. The scripted violence inside the ring is still exciting even after we think we've seen it all before
Movies and Shakers
Aug 27, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 --
Only time will tell if the Creed series will last as long as the Rocky films that preceded it, but thus far, they've helped launch careers for two young and talented black filmmakers.
Jul 17, 2019
Rating: C- --
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.
The Reader (Omaha, NE)
Jun 18, 2019
Rating: 7/10 --
Much like the Rocky Sequels, this movie is a good movie, it pulls you in and you really do care about Adonis, Bianca, and Rocky and all those who surround them, as well as their antagonists.
Jan 10, 2020
Rating: 9.5/10 --
Creed II might tell a familiar story, but thanks to great fight scenes and a dynamite cast bringing life to great characters it turns into a great movie overall.
May 14, 2019
Creed II (Special Edition/DVD)
In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo's son and current champ Adonis Creed accepts a challenge from Drago's son -- another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life -- a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Creed and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.