CREED ★★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Ryan Coogler. Star­ring Michael B Jor­dan, Sylvester Stal­lone

The sev­enth film to fea­ture Rocky Bal­boa sees the Ital­ian Stal­lion as the kindly men­tor to Ado­nis Creed (the wildly charis­matic Michael B Jor­dan), the il­le­git­i­mate off­spring of the late Apollo, Rocky’s one­time neme­sis turned best pal. Coogler, di­rec­tor of Fruit­vale

Sta­tion, knows when to play it straight with the Rocky con­ven­tions we know and love, and when to ren­der the ma­te­rial as proper heavy­weight drama. Best in the se­quence since the first film. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 133 min

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