Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Steve Rea gave "Creed" 4 stars, calling it a knockout and said it's not inconceivable to imagine the latest installment of the 'Rocky' franchise in the running for Best Picture when Oscar nominations are announced early next year.

In anticipation of the film's Wednesday release, here are Rea's ratings for all six of the previous 'Rocky' films.

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