A Bag of Hammers
starts out as an engagingly offbeat independent comedy about a pair of goofball con men and car thieves, but at the midway point it takes a left turn into very different and more dramatic territory. Some movies get more interesting when they suddenly add new textures, but that isn’t quite the case with A Bag of Hammers
. The film has charm and plenty of heart, but as gracefully as it moves in its first half hour, it never regains its footing after that. Director Brian Crano doesn’t handle his characters’ big problems as well as their little ones, and the movie struggles to maintain its tone over the course of a slightly lopsided 87 minut...