Bob R.’s review published on Letterboxd:
I dunno. I think Stallone did a better part with the Balboa role than he has for the last few movies, downplaying the kind but simple brute which seems to have become more and more exaggerated since Rocky 3. Other than that, I didn't see that Creed brought a whole lot of new things to the table. For me it felt like a second, more competent pass at the story presented in Rocky V. The movie isn't bad at all, but it's no Raging Bull.