How Heavy This Hammer

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A married, middle aged man with children finds the only enjoyment in his life comes from playing online fantasy video games in this study of modern masculinity.

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  • Whatever investigation it's attempting, the movie is leaden in its pacing - the first 15 minutes feel like an hour - and its constricted shooting style, practically all hand-held almost close-ups, is transparent in its contrivance of realism.

    February 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Radwanski creates a visceral, impossible-to-ignore document of one man's fraught reality. It is creative, bold and even dangerous filmmaking.

    August 12, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] drama that watches what happens when adolescence ignores the calendar.

    August 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The pic burrows into a style as oppressively confining as its subject's view of marriage.

    August 11, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Despite the lack of a clear resolution to Erwin's conflicts in How Heavy This Hammer, the film remains a fascinating study of a character trying to break free of his own cycles of stagnation.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
  • In his tale of repressed game-addicted dad Erwin (Erwin Van Cotthem), Radwanski looks not for a simple tabloid scapegoat, but digs deeper into what drives a middle-aged, middle-class man to near-paralysing regression.

    August 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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