• Keith Adams Jr.

    ★★★ Added by Keith Adams Jr.

    Quickie Review 
    When I first saw the previews for this, I thought to myself, "Mr. July is back! Big Willy Weekend is here again!". Once I watched it, I felt confused, as in "what the hell happened?". On the one hand, the first half is awesome, funny and has the best opening sequence I ever seen. Then, the film takes a hard left turn and becomes this dark, dreary and overall head-scratching anomaly of a movie. While it's still one of Will Smith's most entertaining movies in recent years, it's the tonal inconsistency of it that makes it a confusing and jarring viewing experience.

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  • Yuta Ito

    ★★★ Watched by Yuta Ito 08 Jul, 2016

    What is it with Will Smith and his underdog movies... First, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", then "Independence Day" and "Pursuit of Happyness" and finally, "Hancock". I think this movie definitely had potential, but it was ultimately let down by the restrictions of a PG rating, a barely explained backstory, dodgy characterisation and a rushed ending (the great villain was not-so-great and... were they trying to be funny?) If this came out after the recent Deadpool movie, I'm sure the…

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  • Steven Cohen

    ★★ Rewatched by Steven Cohen 13 Jun, 2016

    The thing that I remember most about Hancock is how forgettable it was contrasted with the all of the marketing. Watching it years later for a second time, we're left with a movie with an interesting first half and a second half that completely falls apart. I enjoy Will Smiths portrayal of a non-endearing asshole in the first half, and the his debut as a superhero is effective, but the picture ceases to make any sense once it starts to…

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  • leamr10

    Added by leamr10

    I watched this movie in 2009 and gave it a D-.
    This is my 6th movie watched overall.

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  • Samuel

    ★★★½ Watched by Samuel 20 Jun, 2016

    Its heart is in the right place, but it just doesn't stick the landing.

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  • G. Olsen

    ★★★ Added by G. Olsen

    Hancock may not be perfect, but it is the perfect role for Will Smith. One where he gets to show off both his comedic style, that sarcastic attitude he does so well, and his dramatic talent. The extremely likable Jason Bateman is the perfect partner as his gentle self-appointed PR man who wants to change the world for the better, and sees Smith's train-wreck of a superhero as his big chance.

    Frustratingly the film takes a surprising turn at the…

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  • Taka

    ★★★ Rewatched by Taka 19 Jun, 2016

    stuck in a will smith vortex send help

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  • Adam Kalata

    ★★½ Rewatched by Adam Kalata 16 Jun, 2016 2

    I love how they never explain what they are or anything.

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  • Maia Olorin

    ★★★★ Watched by Maia Olorin 04 Jun, 2016

    What a wondirful superhero movie. What a refreshment.

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  • JOJsmuggler

    ★★ Watched by JOJsmuggler 02 Jun, 2016

    A movie I truly want to love. The concept is great but I feel like they took the wrong direction here. I would've prefered a darker and more biting satire rather than this goofy mess. Yes, it gets darker at times but the drama simply doesn't work and doesn't go deep enough into Hancock as a character. The last third doesn't make any sense whatsoever and the ending is really anticlimactic. The directing is also pretty bad, unfocused camerawork and…

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  • Edvard Holmen Minge

    Watched by Edvard Holmen Minge 03 Jun, 2016

    It's not bad because of the consept. Hancock could have been an interesting case of the action and fantasy genres, but it's not.

    The use of close-ups is terrible. Almost every shot in the film, is a close-up - there's almost no contrasts to them. If close-ups are to be powerful, they have to be more limited and selectively used. As an analogy: If you emphasize every word of a sentence, then it has no power or meaning.

    The hanheld…

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  • MrCellophane

    ★★½ Added by MrCellophane

    Mesmo com expectativas baixas - por não me identificar com os projetos habituais do Will Smith e com as comédias americanas, em geral -, confesso que me peguei bastante envolvido com o filme, no início. A proposta original é interessante o suficiente para afastar a impressão negativa deixada pelos exageros do roteiro e os pobres efeitos especiais. São muito positivos, ainda, o talento sutil e o timing cômico de Smith e Bateman na composição de seus personagens, carismáticos e divertidos…

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