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The Hammer

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
As comfortingly bland and fleetingly satisfying as Velveeta, this budget-challenged sports comedy lands most of the punch lines it throws. The Hammer is essentially a showcase for the pugilistic skills and incessant one-liners of its leading man–executive producer, Adam Carolla, playing a low-rent Southland Rocky Balboa who takes a long shot at the Olympic boxing competition. Alas, it’s still a man show: The likable Carolla—somehow resembling both Garry Shandling and Mike Connors—has zero chemistry with love interest Heather Juergensen, who seems repelled.
Written by Mark Holcomb

Cast and crew

  • Director:Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
  • Cast:
    • Adam Carolla
    • Oswaldo Castillo
    • Heather Juergensen
    • Jonathan Hernandez
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