Reviews: Creed II (2018)

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  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s no Creed, and fits more in line among traditional Rocky sequels, it still retains all the elements that make a good Rocky sequel, while still furthuring the new characters into compelling and emotionally resonant directions.
  • Robert DiCristino @ F This Movie!
    • Excerpt: It doesn’t touch Creed, but it doesn’t need to. It’s a little clunkier, less creative, and less personal, but it’s a good Rocky sequel.
  • [New] | Moises Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa return to the ring in Creed II, featuring a rematch against a familiar foe who manages to open old war wounds. With excellent performances from the entire cast, the two boxers fight for more than just the championship belt and the adoration of the public, but also against the ghosts of their past, haunted by the ramifications of bygone decisions.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Can’t quite manage to continue the first film’s smart, unsentimental examination of male emotion and men’s relationships. At best achieves a draw with a genre path that is already extremely well worn.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The franchise wheel keeps on turning. Creed II holds up its end of the recycled Rocky IV bargain with an insecure Michael B. Jordon, engaging boxing matches, and iconic training montages, but nobody will blame you if you sit this one out knowing you already saw a perfectly adequate version back in ’85.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: The fights are brutal and suspenseful and the acting stellar across the board, but it’s not enough to disguise the fact that it’s a house of cards. While that reality used to be okay, I expected more this time around.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Creed II almost knocked me down by playing into its worst instincts as far as story direction, but the film picked me back up with its delivery. It shows the further evolution of Adonis, without losing track of the supporting characters.
  • Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Soaked in pugilistic blood, fervent sweat, and warranted tears, Creed II is comfortably ingrained big screen entertainment.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Solid cast and characters, ‘Creed II’ might not a total knock-out but ?still able to pull strong emotional punches.