The Hammer
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Inspired by the life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill. The Hammer tells the story of what it takes to be a champion, on and off the mat. The Hammer is a coming of age drama depicting the struggles and successes of what it takes to become a champion. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. But through sheer determination, he uses his 'perceived' disability as an asset, and becomes not only the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship, but an inspirational force to both hearing and deaf… More
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""The Hammer" never quite brings the pain, in the parlance of pro wrestling, leaving the film feeling heartfelt but flat."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Cleaving to the sports-as-salvation playbook with more fastidiousness than creativity, "The Hammer" offers a sincere but wearyingly formulaic portrait of triumph over adversity."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Overall this is a gentle and fascinating alternative to your typical noisy big-screen blockbuster."
‑ Doug Knoop, Seattle Times
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