Or more aptly, A Hollow Creed (get it?). This movie is almost completely drama-free, and what drama does exist is utterly contrived. I wasn’t buying any of it, but somehow the performances were endearing enough to prevent me from walking out.
With The Fighter (David O. Russell’s one good movie), The Karate Kid, The Wrestler and Crazy Heart, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Walk, and about 188 dozen other like-minded, much better movies I could list given the motivation, there is zero reason for Creed other than the bucks. 3/10