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 film hardly could be credited with breaking any new ground, but it has a hangdog charm, much like its leading actor. 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
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.
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!
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.