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Hancock Reviews

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 6, 2015
Hancock is funny and pretty fresh but finally gives up on idiosyncrasy, leaving you nothing much to discover.
Simon Miraudo
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
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
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 3, 2009
I have no problem signing on to recommend this. Get it? Signing on...John Hancock... nevermind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
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
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 28, 2008
...an engaging and thoroughly innovative spin on the superhero genre...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 21, 2008
What an odd movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tony Medley
October 18, 2008
This is a different take on the superhero genre with an interesting, offbeat twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A fun, fairly crisp opening hour gives way to a muddled, entirely unsatisfying ending.
Eileen Jones
October 18, 2008
The trouble with Hancock is that its wry, reflexive commentary on the pressure of being Will Smith gets lost in the more typical reflexivity of the big-budget Hollywood fiasco.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 18, 2008
The strain of messianism in Will Smith movies is becoming ever more pronounced.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Peter Bradshaw
October 18, 2008
It becomes an entirely different film, one not really premised on the bad-superhero comedy idea, and the film is then oddly without a sense of humour, and its vague interest in satire vanishes completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
A relatively satisfying ending that leaves just enough of an opening to warrant a sequel if the box office receipts are right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Charity
October 18, 2008
Train wrecks are intrinsically spectacular, and Will Smith's new movie offers a doozy. Two of them, in fact.
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
September 5, 2008
Smith and Bateman are great, and the first half of the movie is terrific. The second half...well, you'll either go with it or you won't.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008
Will Smith, Fourth of July, superhero. It all seems to add up to a great combination. But they only made half a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 13, 2008
The fourth of July will not be the only day for fireworks, July 2nd will definitely heat up at your local theatre when Hancock is released. Be sure to check it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
August 7, 2008
While the film never quite reaches an Alan Moore-level deconstruction of the superhero mythos, it has a fun time offering up all the joy of a big-budget action movie without taking things too seriously.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 28, 2008
The most adult of the new wave of superhero dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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