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  • adj. comparative form of hammy: more hammy


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  • There was never a hammier performance than the one given by Robert Newton here.

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  • Sure, he was almost as Guttenbergy as in Mission to Moscow, but the REAL stars of the show were taller, stiffer, hammier and way more hilarious than Short Circuit OK, not really.

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  • One set piece in particular, a flashback scene showing Hauser in a violent, gladiatorial confrontation with his former boss an even hammier than usual Ben Kingsley takes place in a dilapidated theme park that looks to have been a replica of ancient Rome.


  • They inspire me to turn on Norwegian Death Metal, invest in ear plugs, and prepare for a performance that is destined to be hammier than Easter Dinner.


  • Alec Baldwin appears to be channeling the hammier aspects of his current role on "30 Rock", and Steve Martin gives an oddly muted performance that only comes to life during a brief party sequence involving marijuana.

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  • But the dialogue among the other characters is probably a bit hammier than necessary. - Home Page

  • Fans of the hammier side of John Malkovich, who looks to have

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  • The more he plays himself - and there is little choice - the more natural his humour; the more he tries to play a role, the stiffer and hammier he gets.

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  • His Batman rasps his lines in a voice that's deeper and hammier than ever, and when Bruce Wayne has to pretend to be a mindlessly hedonistic playboy, his smirk carries a trace of Dubya entitlement.


  • Even the hammier performances of Anthony Hopkins and John Malkovich grow on you, leading to incisive interplay late in the film.

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