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The Hammer

R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
On his 40th birthday, chronic underachiever Jerry Ferro (Adam Carolla) loses his carpentry job and his girlfriend. However, all is not lost; a famous boxing coach (Tom Quinn) spies him sparring at the local gym and offers him the chance to train for a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team.

Cast: Adam Carolla , Heather Juergensen , Oswaldo Castillo , Tom Quinn , Jonathan Hernandez , Harold House Moore , Jeff Lacy , Constance Zimmer

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

Genres: Comedy, Romantic comedy

Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]

The Hammer (2007)

Release Date: March 21st, 2008|1 hr. 33 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Nothing groundbreaking, but there's an easy charm in the movie. show more

  • So many movies these days are overworked or overblown: The Hammer feels genuinely tossed-off. It isn't a great movie, or even a consistently good one. Yet it gets to elusive feelings about failure and success, hope and mortality (and reveals a quietly subversive attitude toward the boxing-movie genre). show more

  • The Hammer benefits from Carolla's low-energy, low-impact style. He doesn't so much deliver quips as let them dribble out the side of his mouth. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 leathercarela
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    What a refreshing break from the canned out of the box Hollywood standard comedy. Hammer was intelligent, witty and really charming. Carolla's great in his first headliner role. Can't wait to see what he does next.

  • May 22, 2008 imthedude101
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    The comedic give-and-take of this movie kept me laughing almost from the moment the movie started. It was so good, I am going to see it for a second time in two days, and this time I am bringing additional friends to enjoy it! Keep your ears open during this one or you might miss some of the best dialogue. Relax and enjoy!

  • May 22, 2008 farmboy007
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    I am not sure why the critics gave this one a -60-. I thought this movie was a lot better than that. Definitely worth seeing. My girlfriend actually enjoyed it. Great movie.

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