The Hammer
The Hammer (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 27, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"The Hammer" never quite brings the pain, in the parlance of pro wrestling, leaving the film feeling heartfelt but flat.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York 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.

Doug Knoop
Seattle Times

Overall this is a gentle and fascinating alternative to your typical noisy big-screen blockbuster.

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Cynthia S.
I love a good biodrama. This one is about the life, and struggles, of the deaf UFC fighter Matt Hamill (The Hammer). It focuses primarily on his high… More