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Hancock

6/10
Action . Fantasy . Crime . Drama
 

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

 
Actors: Jason Bateman , Charlize Theron , Will Smith , Trieu Tran , Hayley Marie Norman , Johnny Galecki , Thomas Lennon , David Mattey , Eddie Marsan , Jae Head
Directors: Peter Berg
Country: USA
Release: 2008-07-02
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  • David Denby

    Hancock suggests new visual directions and emotional tonalities for pop. It's by far the most enjoyable big movie of the summer.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    A rollicking tale of rehabilitation and redemption, rife with cool special effects, Hancock is smart and surprisingly raunchy.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    It's a daring, even mildly challenging mixture for a superhero film, and while the pieces don't entirely add up, the puzzle is at least original.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Bateman doesn't make a false move, and a stellar Charlize Theron springs her own bolts from the blue as Ray's wife. As for Smith, he's on fire. There's nothing like a star shining on his highest beams. You follow him anywhere.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Hancock is a lot of fun, if perhaps a little top-heavy with stuff being destroyed. Smith makes the character more subtle than he has to be, more filled with self-doubt, more willing to learn.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Connie Ogle

    The real hit of the movie is the hilarious Bateman. His low-key humor makes you wish Hancock could have saved Bateman's short-lived sitcom "Arrested Development." Now that would have been heroic.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    One of the rare action films that needed to be longer. Then changes in mood wouldn't be so abrupt, and director Peter Berg and writers Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan would've had more time to reveal things we want to know.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Hancock makes for one unexpectedly satisfying and kinky addition to Hollywood's superhero chronicles. Touching and odd, laden with genuine twists and grounded by three appealing lead performances.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    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.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • M. E. Russell

    In a film marketplace where even the best superhero movies tend to do a lot of the same stuff, I really admire Will Smith and bad-boy director Peter Berg for trying something different.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    The script doesn't always find the most effective way to the heart of the conflicts and Berg struggles to balance the mix of tones and the conflicts of man and superman, but he never sacrifices the integrity of his characters or their relationships for an easy ending. That alone makes Hancock the most adult of the new wave of superhero dramas.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    The first half is diverting and inventive. But the filmmakers use the second half as a box-office insurance policy. They fill it with the conventional super-heroics and heartbreak that they spend the first 45 minutes gleefully deconstructing.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Sometimes funny, sometimes clever, and occasionally involving, but it's never brilliant and its edge is compromised by the neutering that accompanies the teen-friendly PG-13 rating.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    The promise is dangled yet never developed. Rather, the narrative slips into a backstory that alternates between confusing and contradictory.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Stephen Farber

    The visual effects are stellar, but the true star is Smith, who again demonstrates acting chops as well as effortless charisma in a vehicle that's only occasionally worthy of his superhuman skills.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Kim Newman

    See-saws between straight superhero movie and parody, with layers of soap-opera fudge in between. A lot of solid scenes - but Hancock lacks the power of super-coherence.

    Empire Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    Hancock is just intriguing enough that I kept wishing it were better. But Berg doesn't have the subtle touch that this material needs.

    Salon.com Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    Doesn't seem to quite know what it is or where it's headed. So it goes anywhere it can while treading thematic water.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Hancock can revel in schmuckery, of course, because you and I and cute kids and peaceful oldies worldwide know in advance that there's no way on Hollywood's green earth Will Smith will ever play someone seriously, dangerously unsavory.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    More intelligent than most summer blockbusters and features at its center a thought-out and committed performance by Will Smith. But in the end it's merely ALMOST good.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ken Fox

    The result is an inconsistent, incoherent anti-superhero action-adventure comedy.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Might have been more appropriately titled "Hodgepodge." What starts out with a sense of quirky fun loses direction and devolves into a mishmash of story lines.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    Once the vulgar comedy dissipates, we're left with poorly photographed, bullet-riddled summer-action mayhem. The only thing drunker than Hancock is the editing and camerawork.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Pete Vonder Haar

    Starts off promisingly, but gets bogged down when it abandons humor for gravity.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    It's strenuous, smartly-made and ordinary to an extraordinary degree.

    Time Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    What begins as a pretty good comedy devolves rapidly into a high-flown example of Hollywood messagemongering.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    There's a great idea here, but it's buried within a muddled story that lurches between dark comedy and maudlin drama.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Robert Wilonsky

    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.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    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.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    The climax, a multipart showdown in the corridors of a hospital, is unforgivably manipulative. What self-respecting director still cuts away to shots of a heartbeat monitor flat-lining? Hancock isn't the only underachiever on the premises--the talented Berg settles for far less than he should.

    Slate Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    Not even Smith's charisma can mitigate the chaos that is Hancock.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    This movie fails so spectacularly - and on so many levels - that it's like watching a train plummet off a bridge.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    A godforsaken (possibly literally) mess.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • David Ansen

    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.

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    The effects are snazzy, even if they pass by quite quickly, and there's enough going on to keep audiences watching, if not entirely happy. Smith, Theron and Bateman capably handle the main roles, but such is the skimpiness of the scenario that no further characters make any impact.

    Variety Full Review
  • Stephen Hunter

    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.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    Any notions of demolishing black stereotypes -- and what else could have possessed Mr. Smith to do this? -- are dashed by the coarseness of it all, and by the narrative incoherence; a surprising plot twist turns a sloppy action-comedy into a totally different movie, and an even worse one.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
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