"Cracked Up is a very powerful, great story. It certainly struck a chord with me"
- CNN, John Vause
“I think this movie is going to help a lot of people."
- WNYC - All Of It, Allison Stewart
"Esrick said, 'It's Darrell's story, but it's a bigger story that we both wanted to tell"
"Hammond's hero's journey of helping others is now well underway — a sign of his hard-won and ongoing healing"
- Psychology Today
"Hammond and the film’s director, Michelle Esrick, hope the film will encourage more doctors to learn how to identify and treat trauma"
- New York Post
"The bulk of the documentary concerns...weighty topics, but Hammond also reveals some nuggets about his comedy life, which, for a guy who was on SNL for 14 seasons, has gone curiously under-documented, until now"
- New York Magazine - Vulture
"Esrick felt if people knew this was a biological issue it would lift the shame and the stigma. The film is really about the long-term effects of childhood trauma"
- The Daily Beast
"I've been struck and remarkably impressed by director Michelle Esrick's powerful new film, Cracked Up"
- David Tereshchuk, The Media Beat