A Bag of Hammers Synopsis
A pair of Los Angeles scam artists (Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig) become a boy's surrogate fathers.
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Variety

By Joe Leydon
First-time feature helmer Brian Crano maneuvers some tricky tonal shifts with impressive ease in A Bag of Hammers, a droll, quirky comedy...
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Movieline

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It's a film that should be appallingly twee, but more often than not is actually scruffy and sweet, thanks to a nicely underplayed turn by...
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60

Village Voice

A few striking performances - Ritter, Preston, and Canterbury are especially great - smooth out what might have been a much bumpier ride.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Woven amid the glib one-liners and contrived scenarios is an unexpected, and undeniably touching, sense of heart.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Rebecca Hall is wasted as Sandvig's sister and the film's voice of reason.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Suffers from both an odd, ineffective structure and a low-key tone that jars uncomfortably with the subject matter and makes the film's...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A dicey blend that generates viewer goodwill but can't make its conflicting vibes gel, A Bag of Hammers will play best with the most...
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50

The New York Times

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Any film tossing comic interludes among its closing credits has to be convinced of their hilarity and of the good will the movie has earned...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Thin, neatly folded, paper-airplane of a movie threatens to nose dive into tweeville.
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
The real scam was the filmmakers tricking Rebecca Hall (and a cameoing Amanda Seyfried) into participating in this blunt instrument of an...
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