Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Creed, a compelling continuation of the Rocky saga starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis Johnson, has boxing at its center, which means plenty of scenes of often-brutal fights: body blows, face punches, blood everywhere. The story is driven forward by a traditional hero's journey, which will likely appeal to teens. There's a romance that includes some kissing and groping (nothing too graphic), and you can expect some swearing (including one "f--k").
One scene shows a couple presumably having sex; viewers see some skin, the back strap of a bra, and kissing.
Pummeling action in the ring (body blows, face punches, sounds of cracking bones) can get quite bloody and is painful to watch. One character is shown as a young child dealing with stressful situations with his fists. Lots of trash talk between boxers. A character deals with cancer treatment (sad moments).
Infrequent language includes "ass," "son-of-a-bitch," "s--t," and one "f--k."
Loyalty has its rewards, especially when it comes to friends who've become like family. And hard work will be rewarded if it comes from the right place and with the best intentions.
Labels/brands seen include Nike, Dell, Samsung.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One character leaves a bottle of liquor to salute a hard-drinking friend who passed away long ago.