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Hammer (2019)




Critic Consensus: As impactful and simply constructed as the titular tool, Hammer adds a solid second entry to writer-director Christian Sparkes' filmography.

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In a quiet border town Stephen Davis (Will Patton) is waiting at a stop light when his estranged son Chris (Mark O'Brien) speeds past on a dirt bike. Tracking him down Stephen discovers that Chris is on the run from a botched drug deal. He agrees to help him in an attempt to mend their relationship, but things quickly spiral out of control as a friend of Chris' goes missing and the vengeful drug dealer kidnaps someone they love. As the truth of Chris' activities comes to light, Stephen is forced to face his own failings as a father and must decide how far he is willing to go to protect a son he no longer recognizes.

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Will Patton
as Stephen Davis
Mark O'Brien (IX)
as Chris Davis
Connor Price
as Jeremy Davis
Curtis Caravaggio
as Gerald Samson
Trish Rainone
as Border Guard
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Critic Reviews for Hammer

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (4)

It's almost worth eating your own tail over.

June 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A tense little thriller, a tight movie about someone who made a very bad decision and is now trying to fight his way out of it.

June 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A throwback to the old-fashioned, lean and mean programmers that Hollywood used to pump out with regularity in the '40s and '50s.

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Writer-director Christian Sparkes' second feature plays it straight, narrowly evading viewer disbelief via strong principal performances and sufficiently urgent execution.

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

[Hammer reminds] us that every family has baggage. It's just that in this case it happens to include two satchels stuffed full of cash.

June 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A quietly terrific Canuck crime story.

June 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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