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: 58% 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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Rarely overly sentimental and definitely humorous, this is a skewed journey into adulthood that is worth taking.

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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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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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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 Canterbury's character is a Hollywood child archetype: wan and withdrawn, all monosyllables and needy stares.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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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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
Jesse Ortega
This movie definitely has some very good intentions at the core of its narrative, but the film becomes problematic when it tries to combine indie quirk with… More
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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
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