Creed Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Creed

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    We have a winner.

  • Starring:

    Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

  • Directed by:

    Ryan Coogler

  • Running time:

    133 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched (sometimes repeatedly), tackled, taunted. Brawling, boxing training. Wall punched. Juvenile detention setting/boys in holding cells. Arguing. Gun possession charges, prison sentence, falling off motorcycle, beating up teenager mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts on faces/knuckles/back/eye, blood on clothing/objects. Blood/spit spurting from mouth. Bruising on faces, knuckles. Blackened, bloodshot, bloody, swollen eyes. A man collapses. Hospital scenes: IV drip, chemotherapy treatment. Bandage. Broken jaw, biopsy, non-Hodgkins lymphona, concussions, brain damage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have (implied) sex; couple in bed together. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing, bare legs/shoulders, cleavage. Pornographic magazine seen (woman in bikini on front cover). Infidelity/affairs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigar).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for African-Americans. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Rocky Balboa, boxing, cancer/treatment, training, tournaments, legacy, illegitimacy, rivals, legends, identity, anger management, juvenile detention, honesty, retirement.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father/husband, wife, mother mentioned. Hospital, juvenile detention, cemetery settings. Vomiting, saliva, hair loss, imbalance, physical deterioration, disorientation, hearing loss.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Dramatic, strong, excellent, worthy, fresh, bracing, contemporary, grounded, rousing, emotional, smart, kinetic, exhilarating, crowd-pleasing, likeable, solid. Impressive/gripping performance by Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone's best performance in years, lean/smart/direct screenplay, gritty prologue, intense/brilliantly choreographed/propulsive fight scenes, good storytelling/character development, genuinely touching moments, irresistible narrative, virtuosic editing, snazzy production values.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Formulaic, sentimental, far-fetched, scrappy, clichéd. Unnecessary subplots, sporadically compelling.

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