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Hammers over the Anvil

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Hammers Over the Anvil

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
101 minutes
performer:
Russell Crowe, Charlotte Rampling
director:
Ann Turner
author:
Peter Hepworth
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Russell Crowe fans, prepare to hit pause. The hunk goes Godiva in the touching ’92 Aussie coming-of-age tale Hammers over the Anvil, which opens with the Method man baring all as a horse trainer who has so much in common with his animals that he bathes with them. He’s an idol to many in his small 1910 town, including a beautiful married aristocrat (Rampling) who breaks him. The meandering story could use some dramatic heft, but should boredom set in, you can always rewind. B

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