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A Bag of Hammers

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
From left, Jake Sandvig, Rebecca Hall, Chandler Canterbury and Josh Ritter in A Bag of Hammers
From left, Jake Sandvig, Rebecca Hall, Chandler Canterbury and Josh Ritter in A Bag of Hammers
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Grifting is all fun and games until a young boy needs help in this preposterous dramedy, in which funeral-home car thieves and BFFs Ben (Josh Ritter) and Alan (Jake Sandvig) learn to grow up by aiding a neighbor’s neglected son (Chandler Canterbury). Ritter and Sandvig’s wise-ass repartee is insistently cute, and the film’s economic-hardship concerns, Hurricane Katrina references and portrait of manchildren becoming adults are all handled glibly. The real scam was the filmmakers tricking Rebecca Hall (and a cameoing Amanda Seyfried) into participating in this blunt instrument of an indie.

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Written by Nick Schager
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