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      The Hammer Reviews

      The Hammer could have become a typically sappy sports flick, but [Adam Carolla] filled it with enough of his trademark humor to keep things fresh even with plotting that isn't groundbreaking."

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jun 6, 2013

      For anyone in their late 30s and early 40s who has seen a great deal of their lives pass them by, this can be very relateable.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jun 3, 2013

      One of the films that should not fly under the radar of sports comedy fans, "The Hammer" is a surprising good time at the movies.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jan 2, 2013

      It's not "Rocky" and it's not "Caddyshack", but "The Hammer" was a pleasant surprise and is a welcome addition to the all-too-small list of reliable sports comedies.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.3/5 | Jan 2, 2013

      The Hammer is one of the year's nicest surprises.

      Full Review | Oct 5, 2011

      Much of the film's charm comes from its scruffy, self-effacing modesty; it's a relaxed, affable underdog about a relaxed, affable underdog.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Oct 5, 2011

      Yes, this comedy about a sad-sack, has-been boxer is painfully predictable and manages to include every cliche of the genre, but executive producer and star Adam Carolla keeps it rolling along with his trademark, deadpan rants.

      Full Review | Oct 5, 2011

      Forget the 40 Year Old Virgin. How about the 40 Year Old Boxer with Self-Esteem Issues?

      Full Review | Apr 28, 2011

      All The Hammer really adds to the boxing-movie canon is the refreshing air of not worrying about adding anything to the boxing-movie canon. That, and being funny.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Aug 7, 2008

      watchable, if not unique.. all in good fun

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jul 5, 2008

      Like a television show, The Hammer wields that mysterious power to keep you watching even though you know it isn't any good.

      Full Review | Original Score: D | Apr 21, 2008

      A boxing comedy with a potty mouth and warm heart.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 16, 2008

      To his credit, Carolla carries 'The Hammer' with self-assured ease, hoisting the film on his broad shoulders while making sure, as screenwriter, to leave some of its sharpest one-liners to his supporting cast.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Apr 9, 2008

      Succeeds in spite of itself.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2008

      I think it's a terrific little film.

      Full Review | Mar 24, 2008

      Adam Carolla isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the man can sling around an acidic one-liner with the best of them, and his starring debut is a familiar, but persuasively funny brew of clichs and belly laughs.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Mar 23, 2008

      There are plenty of opportunities for Carolla to spout wisdom and observations.

      Full Review | Mar 21, 2008

      Working with utterly predictable material, screenwriter Kevin Hench finds plenty of offbeat humor, and Carolla knows how to make it sing.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Mar 21, 2008

      I never would have guessed that Adam Carolla, the politically incorrect radio and TV personality, could hold his own in a movie, but here's The Hammer to prove me wrong.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Mar 21, 2008

      Carolla is winning in The Hammer, which evokes Rocky and just about every other lovable-loser sports movie while showing enough comic originality to hold interest throughout.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Mar 21, 2008

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