Creed III

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Creed III Movie Poster: Michael B. Jordan in the ring

Common Sense says

age 13+

Jordan directs and stars in intense, moving threequel.

PG-13 2023 116 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

Creed III is such a solid direction to the whole Creed legacy!

What a solid, phenomenal storyline and continuing on with the Creed legacy!!! I had some doubts about this one . . . But I shouldn’t have! With Micheal B Jordan’s first debut movie and even starring in it, I have to give it to him this: it’s a strong start for him, and even a stronger building to the Creed legacy. None of the movie felt forced, but it felt all come naturally!! With the Creed legacy continuing on, I kind of had my doubts wondering if they could continue on the legacy in a strong storyline. I mean, we had two great Creed movies, was it possible they could do another one? And Micheal B Jordan’s squish that question without any effort: he DELIVERS such a strong continuation of the Creed legacy and it’s near perfection in my eyes! I really loved how they finally got Rocky out of Adonis’ legacy, and started making it more on Creed than ever! I mean, when Rocky was in the Creed movie it always felt overshadowed more of Rocky’s legacy then moving on with Creed’s legacy, but with Micheal B Jordan’s bold move to not add Rocky, it definitely felt like the right choice! The character arc for Damian was quite well done! I loved the motives and intentions they added for Damian. I felt like maybe his past could have been a bit more developed and his life in prison, but overall: it was a strong character arc. Damian wanted a shot, and he would do anything to prove to the world what he started out to be: one of the world’s professional heavy-weight champion. But we have Adonis Creed (now retired) in his way. Adonis sees that Damian is willing to go do anything to be on the top (even cheat). Adonis wants to treat Damian a lesson — that you can’t go from a nobody and just be there but that you have to work your way up there and gain respect and a reputation for yourself. It isn’t always about the glory, but the respect you get from the people. Adonis and Damian have strong relationships in the earlier years of their lives but after an incident, it leaves Damian in slam for 18 years. This ruins chances for Damian to become what he wants, but when he comes out he’s ready to show the world what he was made to do! I love in the movie how it showed that even if Damian lose, he had nothing to lose. But Adonis made sure Damian had everything to lose! How the boxing fight match was shot . . . cinematography at its best without any hesitation! Micheal B Jordan’s up the boxing match and change how it should be view, and it payed off in a lot of ways. Those intense hits and punches and how they were so well coordinated made the fights epic to see. There were moments I gasped, and moments I wondered who would win in the end. What makes Adonis Creed the character he is, is that he won’t give up. That he’ll give his everything to make sure he wins in the end. It’s this that always makes me root for Adonis in not only in his boxing life but his family life! Adonis’ character arc has come a long way. He’s learned lessons from his wise mentor, Rocky, and now it is his turn to teach Damian a lesson. I felt like the improvement I would want in this movie if the stakes for the movie were more higher bar. That’s what made Creed II be the better sequel, and I feel like with a higher bar at what it is at stake, it would have made this movie even better. But even though it isn’t in that, it still a phenomenal movie that delivers not only a strong storyline but some emotional moments also. Creed has always been a movie about love and family in a boxing movie. It’s what holds this live so strongly! At the end of the day, Creed III delivers another strong storyline that with hardly any fault, it teaches a life lesson and it shows that you can’t always hide from your past. Creed III hold everything together so nicely, that nothing in the movie feels out of place; it truly is Micheal B Jordan’s debut movie!!!

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age 14+

A knockout but hard to watch

I loved the story and the lesson of you can always concore butttt the language and violence overshadowed it for me

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