Hancock Reviews

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September 10, 2020
Silly? Sure. However, when Smith's not trying to win Oscars he's practically perfected the art of selling silliness at the box-office.
August 14, 2020
A darker brand of comedy that Will Smith has usually dealt in over the years, and all the better for it.
October 29, 2019
I wanted to like Hancock, especially after its rather enjoyable beginning, but ultimately the film is nothing more than a disappointing case of what-could-have-been.
January 30, 2019
Some melodrama and a superwoman later, it loses steam.
November 4, 2018
Shots suddenly angled from the upper-right-hand-corner kitchen cupboard for no discernible reason. Tone shifts from "Ha-ha-ha, that Jason Bateman sure is amusing," to "Oh, my God, can anyone stop the bleeding?!?"
November 4, 2018
Bateman, whose name is usually mud when it comes to appearing in good movies, brings out the best in Smith the actor and the action becomes surprisingly fresh and funny.
August 26, 2018
[At first] Hancock is great fun, quirky and hilarious... Smith especially proves every minute why he's become the best in Hollywood. Then the movie takes an odd turn and goes into a whole other story, with different -- and deeper, I guess -- meanings.
March 20, 2018
... the tape is an excellent way to have fun, without question. [Full review in Spanish]
March 6, 2015
Hancock is funny and pretty fresh but finally gives up on idiosyncrasy, leaving you nothing much to discover.
October 21, 2014
And if you're still not willing to forgive Hancock, and least there is the scene where he shoves a guy's head up another guy's butt.
October 14, 2012
Hancock is what happens when you have talented people working on quality material: it's really a no-brainer that it works so well.
November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
August 26, 2009
Kicks into tired oh-it-sucks-to-have-superpowers territory and opens up a can of racial issues it has no intention of investigating
August 3, 2009
I have no problem signing on to recommend this. Get it? Signing on...John Hancock... nevermind.
February 1, 2009
A few actors such as Clint Eastwood, marry substance and popularity. But very few. Most actors' egos lead them to slum in the box office. I'm reminded of this often when a major, talented actor opts for popularity instead of substance when the latter beck
November 28, 2008
...an engaging and thoroughly innovative spin on the superhero genre...
November 21, 2008
What an odd movie!
October 18, 2008
The strain of messianism in Will Smith movies is becoming ever more pronounced.
October 18, 2008
A fun, fairly crisp opening hour gives way to a muddled, entirely unsatisfying ending.
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