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Hancock

2008
Comedy
Drama
1h 32m
A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image. (imdb)
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Hancock

2008
Comedy
Drama
1h 32m
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Rated 03 Jun 2016
28
28th
Some movies are made for watching on the plane while somebody's little princess incessantly kicks you in the back for 2 hours. No matter how shitty the movie is, I will never hate it more than I hate that girl. Side note: why is Charlize Theron so fucking orange?
Rated 09 Nov 2008
39
14th
A film with a strong cast and a strong first act which sets it up to be both entertaining and relevant. Unfortunately it's severely let down as its second half plumbs the depths of utter ridiculousness without the slightest hint of mercy for the viewer. Smith, Theron and Bateman deserve better material than that, and Peter Berg seems to have walked off set halfway into the project, leaving the best boy and boom swinger to direct the rest of the film.
Rated 23 Dec 2008
40
35th
Hancock is a missed opportunity. While Smith leads well and provides an interesting and entertaining performance and Bateman provides a good contrasting character role, the complete lack of substance means that the film collapses in upon itself. Coupled with very mediocre action scenes and a complete lack of a significant plot, the movie feels suppressed and never really gets going. Another failing is the development of an interesting and troubled personality, without any follow up.
Rated 20 Aug 2008
70
14th
Though still mildly entertaining, this film was a disappointment. It seemed unsure of whether it was a comedy or drama, switching midway and not being very convincing at either. Strong actors and interesting premise could not save the lackluster screenplay.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
30
6th
just disgusting... "call me x again one more time" was very much like "chicken" from back to the future, yeah this movie was baaaad.
Rated 09 Oct 2008
21
9th
So very stupid... like a particularly inane television show with some expensive special effects.
Rated 27 Dec 2008
59
33rd
Started out pretty entertaining with the whole Will Smith's anti-social superhero routine and Jason Bateman's character's attempts at reforming him. Where I felt it started to nosedive was the introduction of Charlize Theron's lady-superhero character and the we've-been-saving-the-world-since-4-BC nonsense. If it wasn't for Will Smith carrying this movie on his shoulders, this would have been an absolute pain to sit through.
Rated 04 Jul 2008
70
21st
I didn't actually want to see this movie in the first place, so imagine my surprise when the first half won me over entirely. Now imagine my immense disappointment at the second half, which was so bad it actually had me contemplating suicide to get away.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
37
21st
Completely unexpected twist in the middle, threw me and my movie-watching off a little. Two disjointed stories crammed into one movie, with neither story tying up enough threads to satisfy me.
Rated 19 Dec 2008
50
20th
Starts off as an interesting movie and then halfway through decides to throw all the groundwork laid down in the first half out of the window in favour of explosions and people flying through walls. Nothing like insulting the intelligence of anybody who decides to watch a big budget summer movie is there?
Rated 16 Jun 2009
56
24th
A sometimes funny, but otherwise not remarkable, first two acts, followed by a poorer and contrived third act.
Rated 14 Aug 2018
100
88th
EPIC. Ditch the hero costume though.
Rated 17 Apr 2018
67
50th
Neat concept, really good first half, very disappointing second half. Still a perfectly decent movie, I gueas.
Rated 28 Apr 2012
40
11th
The set-up is actually funny and interesting, but it all goes downhill from there and turns into a derivative and generic mess.
Rated 10 Apr 2009
28
0th
On the plus side, Charlize Theron was hot. On the minus side, everything else about the movie sucked really hard. Special mention of suckitude for Will Smith's character and acting, the script, and the director.
Rated 23 Jun 2010
58
43rd
Much like what everyone else has already said, the first half was pretty good but gets completely dull and messy in the second. Too bad, it was an interesting premise.
Rated 05 Jul 2008
62
34th
"Hancock" is just a breezy mess of interesting ideas looking for a consistent tone, message and sensible explanation for its plot developments. Will Smith isn't as much on his game as he was in last year's I am Legend, but Jason Bateman is very funny here. Plot developments in the second half of the film actually hurt it significantly and make "Hancock" a film that had a lot of potential but ultimately a failure with a confused script. By the end I was left scratching my head.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
80
41st
This film works because of Will Smith and Berg's solid direction. However, someone has to tell Berg that the shaky-cam effect doesn't work in every possible situation. How many camera operators are getting Carpal Tunnel from working with this man?
Rated 24 Dec 2010
65
42nd
Feels rushed, with so much unexplored potential. But very fun.
Rated 03 Aug 2008
50
17th
I enjoy Peter Berg's movies for the most part, but this really should have been more superhero satire, although more intellectual than crap like "Superhero Movie". Way too much melodrama in this, with characters I really didn't care about.
Rated 11 Jun 2009
33
12th
Oh good, it's yet another superhero film with a relationship metaphor that can't tell the difference between jokes based on discrimination and actual wit. Also, the premise was really stupid.
Rated 26 Apr 2010
52
17th
Or you choose to make something funny or you choose for a dramatic movie with a decent plothole-less story. But not this crappy solution in between of both
Rated 05 Sep 2008
53
32nd
Bateman is good and Smith is up to his usual mid-summer thang, but it all feels cobbled together after failed test screenings, honestly. I can't shake the feeling that this was a much smarter, politically-loaded script at one point, but there are only trace elements of that left (Hancock as a EAGLES presidential EAGLES metaphor EAGLES, and a strange Hilary/Obama dynamic in places). The sequel-teasing finale misses what made the character (and movie) unique in the first place. "I like eagles."
Rated 09 Jul 2008
73
59th
I really don't understand the negative reviews. This one was captivative and really fun. Will Smith and Peter Berg didn't disappoint me.
Rated 07 Jul 2008
3
28th
Comfortably mediocre superhero flick - one marketed as a comedy / satire when it's really more of a melodrama with a few comedic beats. I have nothing bad to say about the actors and I like Peter Berg and his handheld style but the script is incredibly schizophrenic in genre. Rather than picking one or two genres and doing them well it attempts a whole bunch with lukewarm commitment, ending up with a lukewarm movie.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
20
8th
Silly family movie with an excuse to capsize superhero formula, it gets even more untolerable after the twist.
Rated 14 Feb 2009
67
22nd
I expected a comedy about a rubbish superhero which is what the start of the film successfully proved to be until a rather unexpected twist which simply didn't fit with the film really took the fun out of it. There are two separate and potentially excellent plots in this film but they didn't fit together which created a decent but very confused film !
Rated 13 Aug 2008
60
32nd
Interesting concept, vividly drawn characters with a very likable Smith, Theron, Bateman triple-threat. Falls apart in the story structure and the film taking itself a little too seriously. Worth a watch if you like the leads.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
41
30th
The first hour is quite entertaining stuff. However after that it just falls apart. The plot just does not build upon itself and ends up going absolutely nowhere. Then finally to make the final hour worse, once the unsurprising twist is revealed the film wimpers out in pathetic fashion with a drab and unimaginative ending. Ontop of this Smith's character is not explored meaning you couldn't give a fuck about him. Add an average cast and bad script and this is an film feels like an anticlimax.
Rated 07 Dec 2008
3
28th
I almost turned it off after the pathetic first 5 minutes. So cheesy. It got better but it still sucks. Will Smith is also an advertising whore now. Every other movie he pimps some new product for the masses. This movie could've been good, it just didn't know what to do and ends up failing.
Rated 22 Jul 2008
56
39th
The acting was good, but it lacks a good plot, twist and even the action is dull and boring. The second half of the movie just ruins it! Had such potential to be a good superhero film.
Rated 03 Aug 2008
45
7th
About halfway through they forgot that the first half was a comedy. Very messy stuff.
Rated 17 Feb 2010
1
10th
At first I thought this would be a Randian superhero parable. Everything from his name (slang for "signature," emphasizes individualism) and his methods (acts alone, in stark contrast to Jason Bateman's ineffective, "liberal" charity), to his decision to "go Galt" in order to teach ordinary people a lesson seemed to support this. Although that would have been off-putting, it would at least be SOMETHING. Instead, the movie abandons this set-up and goes off the fucking rails on a crazy train.
Rated 26 Dec 2010
30
17th
The plot is, well kind of non-existing. The actors disappoint (generally bad casting all the way around). I don't ask much from my Hollywood blockbusters, but nothing but a pissed Will Smith cursing, is way too sloppy.
Rated 04 Sep 2008
50
19th
Not sure what to make of this. It seems to start out as a semi-successful comedy, the premise offering a great deal of potential in that regard. Overall, though, the tone seems unclear, particularly in the last act, and this uncertainty makes the piece a touch unsatisfying.
Rated 06 Sep 2008
40
10th
Will Smith is bankable as a summer movie star -- but that doesn't mean everything he does is good. This movie, which could have been dark and dramatic, turned into a superhero clown show.
Rated 03 Aug 2009
60
17th
Fine. Don't go too far out of your way to see it, but it's definitely fun while it lasts.
Rated 14 Apr 2024
20
18th
Rated 31 Mar 2010
82
15th
entertaining super hero movie with a little twist for the super hero, but not one of will smith's best
Rated 10 Dec 2008
59
35th
The first half is fantastic and everything you'd expect from the trailers. However, about half way through the entire film changes out of the blue and becomes absolute crap. It had great potential, but the shift really ruined it.
Rated 08 Jul 2008
67
41st
Hancock = wineman = my favorit homeles
Rated 21 Jun 2010
30
11th
couldn't really understand where the movie wanted to take me. It convinced you at the start that it was set in a very realistic world. All of a sudden it's mixed with divine beings who then fight and cause some crazy out-of-this-world thunderstorms and tornadoes. i don't know.
Rated 18 Mar 2021
2
5th
Every character is an asshole and the plot is awful. Once the script writes itself into a corner, it devolves into lew tier fanfiction level of cringe.
Rated 21 Aug 2013
75
34th
It's really not a BAD film
Rated 03 Aug 2008
50
44th
pretty stupid story (even worse after "the outing") but some nice gimmicks, like the shaving part or the hand with the bombtrigger
Rated 24 Aug 2008
74
51st
I liked it, but it didn't give enough history about his type of character (when they appeared, why, etc..).
Rated 24 Feb 2010
77
63rd
First half comedy, second half other.
Rated 07 Sep 2011
50
47th
Despite the fact that it doesn't ever completely come together, I still had a good enough time with Hancock. It had enough going for it to make it watchable, despite the fact that its individual elements were very lacking. It feels inconsistently paced and put together, but as a story about a man who needs to do some growing up, it was good enough to entertain me.
Rated 19 Aug 2008
75
44th
Its ok I guess...but not a big screen experience for me.
Rated 07 Sep 2008
45
25th
I hoped for some drunk superhero accidentally saving the day and a few laughs. I got silly story with incredibly silly twists and one almost funny moment. Even Smith was decent, when I usually like his movies.
Rated 15 Mar 2016
20
7th
Half of an interesting film. Drowns in a desperate attempt at mythology and franchise building
Rated 03 Nov 2008
20
8th
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Rated 07 Jan 2009
79
46th
I was a fan. Strong performances, the right amount of funny and some unexpected and enjoyable twists and turns. It evolves into something I don't think people really expect.
Rated 30 Jan 2009
80
42nd
I expected this movie to be unwatchable...but I watched it twice in two days and it actually improved a little the second time. I think Jason Bateman saved it for me.
Rated 21 Nov 2009
78
56th
A funny / romantic / Sad / Action movie. And i must say its really good. Clearly worth looking on.
Rated 16 Jul 2008
65
47th
Thanks to the first part, Hancock is not a bad movie - but thanks to the tepid second act, it will not be the superhero-flick of the year - that one is still to come!
Rated 20 Jul 2008
65
53rd
What I liked most about this movie was being surprised: I did no research beyond watching the trailer ... and was mightily gratified that the trailer gave away nothing of the movie's real plot line.
Rated 10 May 2009
72
8th
Not worth the $.
Rated 16 Mar 2012
50
7th
This is TWO MOVIES, one really good and one really bad, smushed into one. The first one follows a depressed superhero who has his image re-imagined. If they had stopped here, it would have done GREAT. The second one adds more super heros, some sort of arbitrary kryptonite, and some villains who really should have learned by now.. When you get to the end of the first movie (Around half way through, where you think to yourself "Well, that was great I am going go to bed now"), stop.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
50
30th
This was two potentially strong, entertaining summer movies sliced in half and mashed together into a half-baked mess. What the crap. If your audience needs a twenty-minute process of adjustment half-way through the film just to figure out what story you're trying to tell, maybe you should rethink your plot.
Rated 31 Jul 2008
59
72nd
This movie really seemed to go no where. It was OK, but I expected more comedy and less ridiculous plot twists.
Rated 25 Aug 2009
88
59th
As for as mindless entertainment goes when thats all you want after a week of hard work at the office, Hancock is perfect for that. The film is genuinely funny and entertaining; i wasnt too keen on the ending, and it was a bit of a cop out, but overall still fun to watch.
Rated 20 Dec 2011
77
53rd
Amusing send-up of the superhero genre is terrific in its first half, due largely to very likable performances from Smith and Bateman. Director Berg does a mostly great job of balancing action and humour... but unfortunately film turns quite serious in its second half, with a central story twist that doesn't really make much sense and on reflection is hard to find endearing.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
60
38th
Amazing concept, but fails to fully explore it.
Rated 03 May 2011
68
24th
Started out great, but once the plot quickly driffed away from the "superhero that doesn't want to be a hero" idea and started explaining the Hancock Mythos, it became dull and unnecessary convoluted.
Rated 28 Mar 2024
52
14th
Rated 10 Jun 2009
45
11th
Awful, not even a personal favourite in Bateman, can save this stupid "anti"-hero movie. If only they had had the guts to stick to the premis, but nooooo.
Rated 25 Jan 2018
55
18th
It was ok.
Rated 09 Oct 2009
67
48th
Dobry, lekki i przyjemny w odbiorze. Scenariusz dosc udany, ale czasem za bardzo uderza w banalne rozwiazania. Gra aktorska - ok. Efekty specjalne bardzo dobre. Ogolnie prawie siodemka, nie mniej i nie wiecej.
Rated 23 Dec 2013
41
18th
Though it begins with promise, Hancock suffers from a flimsy narrative and poor execution.
Rated 25 Feb 2014
0
22nd
Kind of thin on plot but has a certain sweetness.
Rated 05 Jul 2008
80
64th
Hancock is a good movie, just don't expect any background on the character. It starts off with him using all his powers right away and the story proceeds from there with no explanation as to where he got them or how he knows how to use them.
Rated 02 Aug 2008
30
20th
Story was horrible just like you'd expect it to be and all of the funny scenes, that weren't even that good, were already in the trailer. Even the special effects looked bad.
Rated 26 Nov 2011
10
2nd
I was going to rank this in the mid 40's but remembered that Nancy Grace has a cameo in it. While that was funny(funniest thing in the movie), I fucking hate Nancy Grace. I hope she has an aneurysm and dies on live TV.
Rated 04 Jun 2012
44
14th
Helt grei underholdning.
Rated 19 Oct 2008
69
23rd
Interesting concept, but the execution is pretty flawed.
Rated 30 Sep 2009
60
17th
Not realy good !
Rated 08 Dec 2009
48
7th
There is an obvious vulnerability, a neediness that Smith communicates. He does some solid acting in this first half, where his body language says one thing but his eyes and mouth say another. Theron's fine with what she's given, but the movie takes us away from interesting character development and into an action movie with NO real character development, and that's where it falls flat. The first half of this movie is Men in Black. The second half is Men in Black II.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
40
19th
Great, fantastic concept. Poor delivery, and shitty ending.
Rated 30 Jun 2013
65
23rd
I don't know what idiot came up with the stupid "twist", but it ruined the second half of the film.
Rated 12 Jul 2008
40
15th
Hancock is a film that never really finds a way to be more than passably interesting and has its fair share of significant weaknesses, notably Berg's unimiginative, often intrusive style of direction and a godawful script that must have been vomited out of someone's ass. The concept is arresting and Bateman is great, but that's about it.
Rated 21 Sep 2010
63
34th
Smith is good but he isn't helped out by a script that quickly unravels. Some funny moments and plays off the superhero cliche, but all in all I was dissapointed.
Rated 27 Dec 2008
81
26th
The first part of the movie was funny and enjoyable , but after that the story sucked imo. Beacause of the stupid plot-twist the score for Hancock is lower then expected. Could been lot better and more interesting.
Rated 08 Aug 2011
60
44th
Good direction, script, effects, scenery and acting (especially from Will Smith), nice twist at the end.
Rated 13 Feb 2009
67
36th
Entertaining, even if the second half does completely ruin it.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
1
11th
Squanders its potential with tonal shifts left and right. Skip it.
Rated 12 Sep 2015
91
44th
"Hancock" has a great premise. What if a superhero isn't a super guy? What if he's a bit of a drunk and a jerk? What if he causes as much damage as he tries to prevent?
Rated 13 Feb 2009
27
18th
No more poignant stories of redemption please... Especially formulaic ones. I know its Will Smith's niche, but still, keep up with the booze.
Rated 16 Aug 2008
74
72nd
This movie is hilarious. It's pretty trash. Story sucks, lots of holes in it, scenes badly executed and effects crappy. But the main concept was great. There is a potential story and Hancock is sweet. In the middle of the movie you are about to sleep, until story's got an imagine twist. The latter half of the movie is as badly done as the first, but all in all it's fun to follow.
Rated 20 Nov 2011
80
18th
Not great by any means, but it is funny and it does have a great cast.
Rated 26 Feb 2010
80
54th
All I can say is, this movie is nothing more then spectacular.
Rated 05 Apr 2012
50
12th
Not sure what Will Smith was thinking of when he did this one. Not great, ok to watch once if really bored.
Rated 08 Mar 2009
47
22nd
For the first 50 minutes it's actually pretty decent, thanks to Smith, Bateman and a good premise. Then the silly twists drive it down but overall it's still somewhat entertaining.
Rated 04 Oct 2008
3
9th
Inane, pointless, and unfunny. I'm not calling it racism, but if Will Smith had been a white actor, the movie would've ended completely different.
Rated 07 Dec 2008
55
83rd
2/3 af filmen holder, nemlig hvor det er en komedie og hvor det hele ikke er så seriøst. Da "kærlighedsfortiden" bliver central taber filmen pusten og ligner en ordinær superheltefilm, med tårer, følelser og menneskelighed... Især slagsmålet mellem Hancock og ex-konen er total overflødigt og patetisk.
Rated 03 Feb 2015
25
21st
Surprisingly decent anti-superhero movie... for something with Will Smith.
Rated 24 Mar 2011
60
2nd
The only part I really enjoyed was that completely out of place scene in prison where the sanford and son theme plays.
Rated 08 Sep 2008
65
36th
This could've been so good. A clever premise (albeit one that's now fairly well-tread) is thrown away about 1/3 of the way through the film only to be replaced by scenes that failed your suspension-of-disbelief. A shame.
Rated 26 Mar 2024
90
46th
Rated 07 Jul 2008
35
0th
The plot makes no sense after Hancock saves this public relations professtional from the train, after finding out something about his wife it makes even less sense after that! It's just lame, hardly any character development stupid story overall.

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