Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Watch On
  1. Plays like a pilot for a situation comedy about a 40-year-old carpenter who decides to return to the boxing ring.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. rk
    Jul 19, 2009
    6
    Sweet, clever. This is really straight from Carolla's heart. Suffers from some flat acting on the leading man's part (sorry, Sweet, clever. This is really straight from Carolla's heart. Suffers from some flat acting on the leading man's part (sorry, Ace-man). Nice use of music, with the exception of the "laugh now, 'cause we're being goofy" incidental musical bits. Overall worth your time, especially if you're a Carolla fan. Full Review »
  2. DerekG
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    I went in to The Hammer expecting the worst: Two hours of Carolla's frank, dry observational humor with a tacked on story. What I got I went in to The Hammer expecting the worst: Two hours of Carolla's frank, dry observational humor with a tacked on story. What I got was a surprisingly deep and even touching story of a 40 year old never-was trying to make something of himself. The acting is all charming and well casted, the music is top notch for an independent project, and it all works very well. I was on the brink of tears when I wasn't laughing out loud. Full Review »
  3. TomL.
    Mar 6, 2009
    10
    A rare gem. If your more than burned out on 100 million dollar Hollywood crap, take a chance on this. I can't believe more screens A rare gem. If your more than burned out on 100 million dollar Hollywood crap, take a chance on this. I can't believe more screens didn't pick this up. Well, leftist PC Hollywood doesn't give it's stamp of approval I guess. Full Review »