A Bag of Hammers
A Bag of Hammers (2012)

A Bag of Hammers revolves around the friendship of two charming grifters, Ben and Alan, played by Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig. Ben and Alan have built a successful though larcenous business, posing as car valets, only to steal the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It's too little, too late for Crano's Wes Anderson-inflected innocence-disrupted project...

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Like so many indie flicks, logic takes a back seat while quirkiness takes a Mr. Toad wild ride through the city.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Brian Crano's very slight debut of a comedy.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's a struggle all the way for A Bag Of Hammers, though its irony-crusted heart is in the right place.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

It's not difficult to project that Crano's charming anti-heros, in later life, will be swindling vulnerable little old ladies out of their homes and nest eggs.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Mr. Canterbury's character is a Hollywood child archetype: wan and withdrawn, all monosyllables and needy stares.

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Nick Schager
Time Out

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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Maryann Koopman Kelly
Paste Magazine

Well shot and well acted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
While starting out as one of those "quirky" comedies, the film really isn't a comedy at all, though it does attempt to retain the quirkiness.… More
Christopher Haskell
Hitting all the appropriate marks and creating a vehicle for unknowns like Jake Sandvig and Jason Ritter, "A Bag of Hammers" may veer off into pure… More
"<b>A Bag of Hammers</b> was a nice surprise. I'm not sure what I expected, but it wasn't what I got. The movie is emotionally dark.… More
Walter M.
In "A Bag of Hammers," Ben(Jason Ritter) and Alan(Jake Sandvig, who also co-wrote with director Brian Crano) are a couple of con men who specialize in… More