Hammett
Hammett (1982)

Director Wim Wenders made his American film bow with the ultra-stylish Hammett. Based on the speculative novel by Joe Gores, the story concerns real-life detective novelist Dashiell Hammett (Frederic Forest), who early in his career is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 2005
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80%
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Despite compromises imposed upon German director Wim Wenders (in his American debut), it's still worth seeing this stylish film due to Forrest's performance in the lead.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Stinkaroooo

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A misguided venture, an exploration of the artist's mind that merely excavates the roots of hollow post-modernism

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A truly delightful and gorgeous homage to pulp mysteries.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wenders was justifiably upset with the studio for its cutting up of his baby and forcing on him too many reshoots and script rewrites.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
not sure how much Wenders directed & how much is Coppola, but it uses the soundstage for flight-of-fancy elements and great camerawork; Forrest is great
Anthony Valletta
Fans of both Wim Wenders and Film Noir will not to miss this one.
Eric Broome
By all accounts, "Hammett" was a troubled project. Rumors abound that producer Francis Ford Coppola re-shot much of credited director Wim… More
Stephen Earnest
"Hammett" is a total mess, but its flaws can be forgiven if you take into account what it went through during production. A majority of the… More