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The Hammer


Rated R for brief language.

R In Theaters 03/21/2008 , 93min.
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Viewer score based on 4 ratings
Critic score based on 12 reviews

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May 22, 2008
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
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
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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Village Voice
Former "Loveline" and "The Man Show" co-host Adam Carolla brings his self-deprecating, improvisational, regular-dude deadpan--as well as his former Golden Gloves status--to this semi-autobiographical comedy with ambitions so low that one might call it charmingly mediocre. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
If you liked "Rocky Balboa" you should be in good shape, since it's exactly the same movie, just aimed at a teeny-tiny-bit younger demographic and with an affectless leading man who avoids hambone acting by not acting at all. Full Review
Gene Seymour
Los Angeles Times
What you have here, essentially, is a classic "Honeymooners" episode juiced with tropes from the most recent "Rocky" movie. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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). Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
The script depends heavily on familiar stand-up comedy bits, but it's full of sharp wisecracks and slacker charm. Full Review

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