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  • Summary: There are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility – everyone knows that – everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock’s well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countlessThere are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility – everyone knows that – everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock’s well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough – as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn’t the kind of man who cares what other people think – until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey, and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock’s greatest challenge yet – and a task that may prove impossible as Ray’s wife, Mary, insists that he’s a lost cause. (Sony Pictures) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. 90
    Hancock suggests new visual directions and emotional tonalities for pop. It's by far the most enjoyable big movie of the summer.
  2. 75
    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.
  3. 70
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  1. Negative: 23 out of 176
  1. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    Hancock is really a amazing movie, specially Will Smith and his Hancock Costume. I bought this costume from "Slimfit Jackets" online store atHancock is really a amazing movie, specially Will Smith and his Hancock Costume. I bought this costume from "Slimfit Jackets" online store at affordable price. Expand
  2. CharlieF.
    Jun 27, 2008
    10
    Great comedy/action/etc!!
  3. ChrisG.
    Jul 2, 2008
    9
    Great action and humor ... what else could you want from a summer blockbuster!
  4. VerminD
    Feb 11, 2009
    7
    Not as bad as I expected it to be, though all the way through I kept thinking anyone other than Will Smith would have been better in the Not as bad as I expected it to be, though all the way through I kept thinking anyone other than Will Smith would have been better in the title role. The story was a bit of a mish-mash, and seemed like it couldn Expand
  5. Johnh
    Jan 19, 2009
    6
    So-so. This movie is pretty weak. I watched this and Iron man over the weekend. I would say that this movie is one you can skip.
  6. ElaineJ.
    Jul 25, 2008
    5
    I am a Will Smith Fan and the first half of the movie was fun. But the rest of the movie makes no sense and makes the whole film a bummer.
  7. WallE
    Jun 27, 2008
    0
    No. Just no. HORRIBLE execution. Don't let them steal your money!

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