Creed II

Release Date: November 21st, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

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 Adonis Johnson 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, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris

Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Winkler Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Brooding , Quest , Pursuit , Office , 2010s , Cool , Family , Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Contradictory impulses dominate Creed II. This sequel to the 2015 smash hit is both emotional and formulaic, nuanced and shameless, determined to set its own course while slavishly loyal to franchise strictures. show more

  • 50
    Sam AdamsSlate

    Coogler’s Creed interrogated the Rocky series, including the great-white-hope subtext of the originals, from the ground up, but Creed II just skims along the surface. show more

  • 70
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Creed II is very much a Rocky sequel. It’s bigger, louder, and more over the top than its predecessor, with a more formulaic story and more absurd boxing matches. It’s satisfying as a pop confection, but it’s not as special or as rich as its predecessor. show more

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