3.5

Creed

Drama


 

The son of the late Apollo Creed encourages Rocky Balboa out of retirement to coach him into a championship fight.

This film is a solid piece of entertainment. No new ground broken, it works by sticking to the franchise's tried-and-true formula, veering only slightly to explore one character's dynasty. Packing the biggest punch are the performances, which are genuine, and totally engrossing. Combined with a great traditional sports drama storyline, it introduces old characters to a new audience, whilst never abandoning the loyal fans. Not a knockout, but still puts up a good fight.

Stefan Bugryn

Wide Release 26th November 2015
133 mins