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A scruffy superhero named Hancock (Will Smith) protects the citizens of Los Angeles but leaves horrendous collateral damage in the wake of every well-intentioned feat. That's OK with Hancock; he doesn't care what people think and is just as likely to be found dozing on a park bench as saving a damsel in distress. However, after he saves the life of a PR executive (Jason Bateman) and meets the man's beautiful wife (Charlize Theron), he realizes that he may have a sensitive side after all.

Will Smith John Hancock
Charlize Theron Mary Embrey
Jason Bateman Ray Embrey
Eddie Marsan Red
Jae Head Aaron
Thomas Lennon Mike
Johnny Galecki Jeremy
David Mattey Man Mountain
Maetrix Fitten Matrix
Hayley Marie Norman Hottie

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June 30, 2008 - Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune critic

The idea sounds ripe: Will Smith, one of the screen's most engaging movie stars, playing a surly wino of a superhero, making a mess of Los Angeles as he comes to the occasional aid of those in need. But not even Smith's charisma can mitigate the chaos that is "Hancock."

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Aug 11, 2008 - livelaughlove21 on Hancock

Jul 30, 2008 - em_luvs_u on Hancock

it was ok.

will smith saved some of this movie.

but the rest wasnt really that good.

i was expecting a lot more than what i got.

Jul 24, 2008 - Taylorisdabest on Hancock
Best Movie Ever!

I like this movie alot.
Will smith is hott.
and just the fact that its hilarious.
I love the whole plot and setting.
The theme of the movie was great.
me and my boyfriend had a great time watching it.
I would have to say this is a very fantastic movie,
love it,
One of my favorite,
favorite part was when will smith(hancock) said call me a asswhole one more time,
i loved when her said that.
lots of comedy and i love those kinds of moviez!

Jul 23, 2008 - bfark1234 on Hancock
great great movie

i thought this movie was awesome. sure, it was not the average will smith movie but it was a damn good movie. Call me crazy but i thought the plot was good. I like how this wasnt based on comic books or any of that other stuff. an original movie.

Filled with comedy and great action. i thought the opening scene was hilarious and a great hook. The prison scenes were awesome. His drawings, if you looked close enough, did give you a clue to his background. The pyramids on the wall, etc. etc.

The first 20 minutes of the movie were great, but so was the rest of the movie. Who cares where his trailer was? And the fact that they didnt reveal his background just made me begging for more.

The ending was great. A series of twists and turns and surprise. I liked how they made you think a certain event was going to happen again.

Honestly, i liked this better than ironman.

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Jul 22, 2008 - pobrien on Hancock
I really enjoyed Will Smith

A bit out of character for him; not his usual outgoing personality but a a-hole in a part for which he was well suited. My only real complaint is that the story was not as thoroughly told as it should have been. I think it was an great, innovative perspective on the responsibility and burden that a super hero has (frankly, any one has) but the fact that they so significantly missed the depth and detail that could have gone into his history was a disappointment. Charlize Theron is reasonable in the film, Jason Bateman well cast. A heartwarming ending.

Jul 17, 2008 - jasperjordan on Hancock

The movie Hancock with Will Smith is a Good movie for Pre-teens, Teens, Young Adults, and some Adults. By stating this I am saying younger kids will not enjoy this, It's very Funny, and you can see Sen Hancock is a super hero it will be "Fantisized" and with super heroes comes action, and with Action comes adventure. This is an all around great movie for certain groups of people. As listed above.

Jasperjordan reviews.

Jul 10, 2008 - Cprettyleaf on Hancock

I have enjoyed almost every movie that Will Smith is in. Hancock was good but not his best movie. The previews for this movie left me with high expectations that this movie was going to be exciting and action packed. There are a few really good action scenes but the movie starts to drag a little about an hour in.

There are some interesting twists in Hancock, unfortunately they are very obvious to spot even before they are brought to your attention by the characters.

I really liked that Hancock was not your average superhero, yeah OK, he can fly and he is super strong, but he does not have this over the top sense of justice that most other superhero's have. He is kind of an asshole...(lol)

(no rating) Jul 09, 2008 - specialk831312 on Hancock
Noooooo!!!!!! WHY?

Alright, I've been looking for the right words to describe this movie. i had such high expectations from will smith. i wont go as far as to say that he's my number one favorite actors/ actress, yet i must give it to the man he's made some really good films. But i don't know what to say about "Hancock" i was really looking forward to seeing this movie and in the beging of the movie it grabbed my attention and led me to believe that i was in for a great time.

Unfortunately i would say not so. giving that the opening scene did have a lot of action it lacked plot development. who is this guy, where did he come from, whats his story. I really do believe that you could pull off giving the viewer that information till the end of the movie. the whole three minute dialog after about an hour and a half of just back and forth viewing random scenes. really could anyone tell me the significance of having a mobile trailer in the middle of butt fuck no where (pardon the language) but seriously, how could i truly enjoy a movie about a super hero when i don't even know what's this guys story till nearly the end. "more to come not done with this film"

Jul 08, 2008 - AnDroo.Napoli on Hancock
Like Starting an Old Car

First you turn the key, and the engine roars, then sputters out. You make some quick adjustments... You click the key again and it roars a little more rough but stays on stabley enough to need you to turn off the engine. Make some changes and adjustments and grind the beast to life at full throttle.

This movie is like that, if they wanted, they could have extended the film into a three part series, but opted for the smarter choice of just doing one three part movie. As one reviewer stated, it's nice to see a made for movie, movie; no sequels, no adaptations. Truely a rare thing these days.

Now the question is, is it worth seeing in the theatres? That's a tough one. I gave the movie 3.5 stars, because of amusement I got out of the experience, and the general satisfaction. But I could say, that you could safely see this on TV or DVD. Seems there's a Plague of mediocre sound engineers out there that really don't realize their role is as much a chracter as any lead actor. While the special effects were decent, they came with a low impact, rarely did they take advantage of the big screen. A lot of the scenes were shot in a "Sitcom-esque" series of sequences. So again, yeah, this could be seen on the small screen. Hell, nowadays with HDTV's it might even be better to watch at home!

Jul 07, 2008 - Sylar on Hancock
Starts off strong...

It's like the first 20 minutes of X-men, except wolverine can fly, and he's drunker (and black). Then it turns into My Super Ex-Girlfriend, except it hasn't got Eddie Izzard. Michael Bluth puts in a pretty solid performance, but once Hancock sobers up, it's all downhill.

A more entertaining plot would have been to follow some cops around during the first weekend Hancock shows up in L.A. Would've given us far more almost-but-not-quite-heroic deeds to watch.

This movie's a good rental. Otherwise, eh.

Jul 07, 2008 - B_Yule on Hancock
Great opening

but the rest of the movie does not live up to the first 20 minutes. The concept of making a realistic super hero with human flaws actually got me excited for this newest entry into the superhero fad that is running rampant through Hollywood. The opening scenes that introduce us to Hancock and his world really do set the stage for a story that might actually have some relevance to us earthbound mortals. But unfortunately alcoholism and depression quickly fall out of fashion in this patchwork of a plot and before you know it Hancock morphs into just another superhero movie, complete with a laughable creation myth and a lot of special effect.

So, if you do want to see something really fun and exciting watch the first twenty minutes and then leave the theater secure in the knowledge that you gleaned all the entertainment value that you could have from this movie, and avoided the long and boring plot.

Jul 07, 2008 - DoxieLover on Hancock
Wait for the DVD

It was an ok movie, wish I had waited for it to come out on DVD. Really a disappointment for a Will Smith movie, which I usually love. Not the summer blockbuster that they have been advertising.

Jul 06, 2008 - Loren Shaw on Hancock

A very good movie. Made you laugh, made you cry, and the special effects were very good. There is a little bit of Hancock in all of us if were brave enough to admitt it. Will Smith is an awesome super hero. Some of the dialog and subject matter is too strong for young children, but the movie is still very funny and moves quickly. It is just what a movie should be, don't read into it, just take it for what it is, sit back and enjoy.

Loren Shaw Vt

Jul 05, 2008 - genglefins on Hancock
Surprisingly Good

I've always generally enjoyed Will Smith movies, but I had zero excitement about seeing Hancock. The trailers were okay, but they just didn't compel me to get my butt into a theater seat. Well, last night, my friends wanted to go, and I had nothing better to do, so I went.

And, man, was I pleasantly surprised:

First of all, mad props for putting out an original story, i.e., it's not based on a TV series, it's not a sequel, it's not based on a comic book or cartoon.

Second, this is a real three act story. Act 1: Hancock is an asshole. Act 2: Hancock rehabs and redeems himself. Act 3: This is where the movie takes a major twist. At first it seems like a bad turn, but ends up adding to the depth and mythos of the whole Hancock story, and really opens the movie up to fan speculation and, obviously, sequels.

The twist is also nice because there were clues hinting it through the whole film. I'm intentionally being vague about the plot because it will spoil the fun. I want to see this a second time very soon to pick up on details I missed the first time around.

I really liked this movie, and I'm so glad I didn't stay home instead last night.

P.S. -- If you're an "Arrested Development" fan, there's a reunion of sorts between Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) and Charlize Theron (Rita/M.R.F.). Too bad they never made it out for "American" in "Wee Britain".

(no rating) Jul 04, 2008 - algierslady on Hancock

As Will Smith fans, we looked forward to seeing his latest film. What a disappointment. FOr the first time, he used foul language. The movie's plot (if you would call it a plot) was inane and stupid. Hope Will Smith doesn't get greedy again and make a film that is below his many talents.

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