Movie Review (Creed)


RELEASE DATE: November 25, 2015
STUDIO: MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema
DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler
MPAA RATING: PG-13 (for violence, language and some sensuality)
SCREENWRITERS: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
STARRING: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew
GENRE: Drama, Sports

Creed is the story of Adonis Johnson. He’s the result of an affair between his mother and the world famous Apollo Creed. He grew up in group homes and the Juvenile Corrections system after his mother died early and of course his father who was killed by Ivan Drago during a boxing match wasn’t there either. Apollo’s wife, Mary Anne (played by Phylicia Rashad) finds young Adonis and takes him in. Adonis grows up trying to avoid the shadow of his father by never taking on the Creed family name to cement a legacy all his own.

This movie is 2 hrs and 12 mins long which is long for some movie watchers. I will say though that this film grabbed me and held a firm grip on my attention for the entirety of it’s runtime. With strong performances from the cast, a story worth telling, and fantastic direction this film delivers in a major way.