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A Bag of Hammers

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

May 11, 2012 (Limited)

Director :

Brian Crano

Starring :

Jason Ritter, Rebecca Hall, Carrie Preston, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Todd Louiso, Gabriel Macht, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Sally Kirkland

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B-

“..yet the film has an earnest quality that asserts itself more and more as it sputters along..”
by Scott Tobias [AV Club]
“..worse still, the film is not true to its own convictions..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
1.5 of 5

“..the shift between quirky comedy and emotionally scarred drama doesn't really work out, but A Bag of Hammers remains fairly light..”
by Alison Willmore [Movieline]
1 of 5

“..the real scam was the filmmakers tricking Rebecca Hall (and a cameoing Amanda Seyfried) into participating in this blunt instrument of an indie..”
by Nick Schager [Time Out New York]
“..the portraits of beleaguered lower-income people by Ms. Hall and especially Ms. Preston lend the movie its only dramatic traction..”
by Andy Webster [New York Times]
“..the performances, ranging from improvisational to seriously disciplined and coupled with the overall pleasing characters, make this film very easy to watch..”
by Maryann Koopman Kelly [Paste Magazine]
“..the deadpan visual style is straight out of the indie playbook..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..isn’t out to change the world. But it does capture the sense of what happens when our world does change, in ways that bigger..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
2 of 4

“..doesn't take terribly seriously..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..co-written by Sandvig, Hammers seems unaware of the dubiousness of its flippant-young-felons-gone-good conceit; despite taking a sharp turn into maudlin..”
by Michelle Orange [Village Voice]

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