Excerpt: El púgil más entrañable del cine no da para más sobre un ring, así que la franquicia busca expandirse con esta nueva fábula marrullera, charlatana y pasada de rosca. Pero te queremos igual, Rocky.
Excerpt: Creed’ is the best ‘Rocky’ picture since the 1976 original, and the one that most directly recalls it, in both narrative and tone. And on top of all that, it’s its own great, singular achievement, outside of the considerable iconography.
Excerpt: Creed no tan solo funciona como una carta de amor a la serie completa de Rocky, sino que se abre su propio camino lleno de infinitas posibilidades. Creed es el ejemplo perfecto de como lograr correctamente un spin-off – uno que rinde respeto y tributo, mientras que trae el pasado hacia al presente. Desde la energética dirección de Coogler, hasta la combinación 1-2 de Michael B. Jordan y Sylvester Stallone, Creed te dejará aplaudiendo en el cine y con una sonrisa permanente al salir de la sala.
Excerpt: “Creed,” which actually centers on Apollo Creed’s out-of-wedlock son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), is the best movie stemming from Sylvester Stallone’s iconic brainchild since the original “Rocky” in 1976. Exciting, moving, sometimes humorous, this movie, modestly budgeted by modern Hollywood standards, is the first “Rocky” movie to really evoke the emotional response of the Capra-esque original since the original.
Excerpt: Make no mistake, this is still one of the better examples of an inspirational sports film in recent years, up there with entrants like Miracle and Warrior, and there is not much fault to find here. But there is an undeniable sense of diminishing returns that is always at play in films like this, and try as it might, Creed does not quite have the escape velocity to break orbit.
Excerpt: Triumphant and crowd-pleasing, and cheesy in all the most perfect ways, Creed is about family and friendship, and though it doesn’t break the mold, it’s everything you want from a Rocky movie, and much more.
Excerpt: While Coogler embraces the Hollywood boxing aesthetic with flourish, he still finds a way to elevate the material into a worthwhile story with the independent sensibility that made his Fruitvale Station a hit. Stallone has never been better as he goes through the ringer of old age to match Jordan’s immense talent at each turn.
Excerpt: Beautifully shot, brilliantly acted, smartly written and suavely directed, it’s a gorgeous film about adversity, triumph, family and the dignity that can be found in defeat. It’s exactly the kind of big, bold movie we crave in awards season, and it’s finally here to knock you out.
Excerpt: Creed is one of the most beautiful sequels I’ve ever seen. It contains a lot of the dark corners that made the original so special. It’s human, it has heart and it moves with the flow of real life. It has an agenda that seems to be more than just to ride the coattails a famous series – and remember this is the seventh movie! We see real characters on the screen. We feel for their plight. We love these people. We want the best for them. Most of all, we want the film to fall out of the shadow of its predecessors and show us something new. That’s the best part, director Ryan Coogler isn’t satisfied to let the film lay on its side and just purr with nostalgia, he wants this story to breathe with a life and energy all its own.