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Hancock Reviews

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Eileen Jones
AlterNet
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.
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
June 16, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 1, 2008
Setting out to be both a parody and the very thing that it's parodying, the movie comes up short on both accounts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 3, 2008
There's a good chance Hancock will still rake in the cash over the next few weeks solely because of Smith's marketability, but as a whole the film is his most deplorable project since 1999's Wild Wild West.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
July 1, 2008
Remember Wild Wild West? Well...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 1, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 4, 2008
There are lots of interesting ideas and some fine work on display, but it never gels into a fully satisfying movie experience. Like its titular super-anti-hero, it only works sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 1, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
July 2, 2008
Will Smith and a great cast are not enough to keep this from becoming a soaring disappointment in this summer's superhero movie sweepstakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2008
Initially, it seems like Hancock is going to have some fun with the superhero paradigm, but this dark, muddled and tedious noise machine winds up being an inferior copy of that genre's highlights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 1, 2008
A new movie that makes the previous pandemonium seem downright restrained.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 7, 2008
After a frenetic and funny first half, 'Hancock' falls apart, devolving into a sentimentalized and scattershot piece short on integrity and sense.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 1, 2008
even with Smith's considerable charm and his proven track record as Independence Day weekend movie god, Hancock doesn't succeed as a truly satisfying holiday-movie blockbuster.
| Original Score: C+
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
July 2, 2008
The tragedy of "Hancock" is that Will Smith is so damn good in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
July 3, 2008
Here's a movie filled with bright ideas, crammed uncomfortably into a story burdened by confusing and often contradictory exposition.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
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
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
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
June 16, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christian Toto
Washington Times
July 7, 2008
Hancock tries to reinvent the superhero movie - until it loses interest in its own story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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