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Hancock Reviews

Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2011
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The strain of messianism in Will Smith movies is becoming ever more pronounced.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: B

October 18, 2008
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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Train wrecks are intrinsically spectacular, and Will Smith's new movie offers a doozy. Two of them, in fact.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

October 18, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's definitely a mish-mash, but really good performances.

July 14, 2008
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A peculiar and occasionally charming poke in the ribs of the superman myth.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 3, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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As popcorn movies go, this is fleet, funny, and even thoughtful: its central question, nicely underplayed by director Peter Berg, is why power and altruism never seem to intersect.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 3, 2008
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The problem is that director Peter Berg, aided and abetted by Smith and Theron and third banana Jason Bateman, seem to have made it literally, not realizing its out-of-whack tonalities and grotesque plot twists were meant to be played for laughs.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 2, 2008
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
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Can someone explain how this high-concept dud nabbed a coveted Fourth of July opening?

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

July 2, 2008
Dana Stevens
Slate
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As soon as the hero becomes another wounded demigod brooding on rooftops, the movie loses its sting.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 2, 2008
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Hancock makes for one unexpectedly satisfying and kinky addition to Hollywood's superhero chronicles.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

July 2, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There's a great idea here, but it's buried within a muddled story that lurches between dark comedy and maudlin drama.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 2, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Since The Pursuit of Happyness, actor-producer Smith has made no secret of his desire to make movies that entertain in that big-studio way but also dig deeper. Hancock is a rousing measure of that intent.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 2, 2008
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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As delivered by director Peter Berg, Hancock is never as serious or funny or poignant as it could be. And despite clocking in at a reasonable running time, it has a big sag in the middle that nothing could have fixed.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 2, 2008
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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It doesn't take itself as seriously as it should, and undercuts a final act that should have and so could have packed a mighty emotional wallop.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 1, 2008
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Part of the joke lies in seeing a megawatt star embrace his inner grouch with fantastical blunders, and part of the anticipation lies in seeing Hancock become, well, Will Smith.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

July 1, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A new movie that makes the previous pandemonium seem downright restrained.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2008
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Director Peter Berg knows the difference between cartoon violence and the real stuff, and Hancock mixes both to good effect.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2008
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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It's worth it just to see a ready-made Superman-sized superhero in action without all the baggage of decades of retellings and reworkings; even looking at familiar faces working through a familiar genre, it's nice to be surprised for once.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

July 1, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Smith's pictures deliver familiar pleasures; they work with efficiency but not inspiration, honoring the time-honored movie platitudes that will neither shock nor stretch an audience.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 1, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Hancock the jaunty, jokey riff on the screwed-up inner emotional life of a traditionally ironclad superhero becomes Hancock the icky lesson in the importance of personal responsibility, loyalty, and continued family togetherness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

July 1, 2008
Joe Leydon
Houston Chronicle
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Credit must be paid to director Peter Berg for pulling off such a tricky balance of such diverse elements while delivering an impressive and affecting superhero adventure with as much heart and soul as sound and fury.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 1, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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The superhero genre screams for a makeover, or at least a smart deconstruction, but Hancock isn't that movie. It just ups the foolishness ante.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

July 1, 2008
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Leaving behind the laughs for schmaltz, Hancock chickens out at the last minute, lurching toward a cop-out happy ending that gives every indication of having been reshot at the behest of test audiences. Well, at least you won't be bored.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Passable if profane, Hancock chugs along right up to that when this comic superhero engine goes off the tracks, and pretty much off a cliff.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2008
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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As for Smith, he's on fire. There's nothing like a star shining on his highest beams. You follow him anywhere.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Hancock is still worth seeing, if only for a glimpse of what might have been a truly innovative idea.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Hancock is a lot of fun, if perhaps a little top-heavy with stuff being destroyed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In this highly superheroic summer of Iron Man and the forthcoming The Dark Knight, Hancock can offer only an A-list headliner in a D-list project.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2008
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Hancock is a hodgepodge of intriguing ideas that, if developed further or presented as more than throw-ins to a confused production, might have made for a unique superhero film.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2008
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Successfully mocks goofy superhero conventions while affectionately reveling in some of the best-loved clichés of the genre.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A ton of potential, but ultimately a mess.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2008
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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With great power comes great -- irresponsibility.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Hancock is the sort of Fourth of July cinematic fireworks celebration Hollywood dreams about but rarely achieves.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

July 1, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Thanks to Smith, it's a story about movie stars -- and why the multiplex-going humankind needs to have them kicking around, too.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 1, 2008
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's a strange feeling to see the summer's most promising premise self-destruct into something bizarre and unsatisfying, but that is the Hancock experience.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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What does one say about a movie that wants laughs from a shot of one inmate's head up the derriere of another?

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

July 1, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Almost any moviegoer should be able to find something to enjoy, but it's hard to imagine anyone liking this mishmash from beginning to end.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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What starts out with a sense of quirky fun loses direction and devolves into a mishmash of story lines.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2008
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The promise is dangled yet never developed. Rather, the narrative slips into a backstory that alternates between confusing and contradictory.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2008
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The final third seems all shot in a strange blue light that makes even the gorgeous Theron look consumptive, and is, in a nutshell, no fun at all. Aren't Fourth of July movies supposed to be fun? No fireworks this time, Will.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 1, 2008
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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It's the sort of role Smith ought to be able to pull off easily. But even his superpowers apparently have their limits.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 1, 2008
David Germain
Associated Press
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The filmmakers cannot resist embracing the conventions they were tweaking. Hancock turns from a moody, darkly funny character piece trimmed out with a bit of engaging action and veers into a poor impersonation of a standard superhero movie.

June 30, 2008
David Denby
New Yorker
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Hancock suggests new visual directions and emotional tonalities for pop. It's by far the most enjoyable big movie of the summer.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 30, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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This misguided attempt to wring a novel twist on the superhero genre has a certain whiff of The Last Action Hero about it.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 24, 2008
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Great concept, shaky execution.

June 24, 2008
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: C

June 16, 2008
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