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.
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?!?"
March 6, 2015
Hancock is funny and pretty fresh but finally gives up on idiosyncrasy, leaving you nothing much to discover.
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
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 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
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.
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.
October 18, 2008
A fun, fairly crisp opening hour gives way to a muddled, entirely unsatisfying ending.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Train wrecks are intrinsically spectacular, and Will Smith's new movie offers a doozy. Two of them, in fact.
October 18, 2008
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.
July 18, 2008
It's let down by a disappointingly uneven plot, painfully underwritten characters and dodgy effects.
July 13, 2008
Squeezing every bit of originality out of its concept, Hancock fails on so many levels that it's surprising the film isn't a bigger success with audiences.
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