• Gareth James

    ★★½ Watched by Gareth James 15 Feb, 2015

    A bit of a forgotten entry in the superhero genre, Hancock is flawed but still enjoyable. Will Smith's natural star power makes him a good fit for a superhero, albeit one who begins in a dark, drunk and property-destroying place.

    With script contributions from Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan, Hancock is at its best when showcasing the damage Hancock causes whilst saving lives. However, while pairing Hancock with Jason Bateman's PR guru in an effort to boost his profile generates some…

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  • TheKosmos

    ½ Watched by TheKosmos 02 Feb, 2015

    Analysis: Will Smith's lips in the poster tell us beforehand how much this film sucks.

    End.

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  • aProtagonist

    ★★ Added by aProtagonist

    I don't know what kind of butchered creative process went on behind the scenes, but it must have been worthy of an NC-17 rating to produce a film as mangled as this - the worst part is that it often shows promise, but then ultimately falls flat

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  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★½ Watched by Jakub Flasz 28 Jan, 2015

    There's time and place for everything... No, it's not college. What I'm saying is that handheld close-up shots with shallow depth of field should never be overused. Unfortunately, this technique is being abused by young indie-wannabe filmmakers who mistake these shots with art. Bokeh in the background alone does not make your shot artsy. Shaky close-ups of faces don't elevate your story. If anything, these techniques can void the scene of any sense of geography and in a film like…

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  • Regis Trigo

    ★½ Watched by Regis Trigo 07 Nov, 2014

    A premissa do anti super-herói, meio vagabundo, meio beberrão, é das melhores. Mas o que era pra ser uma simples brincadeira, perde-se num roteiro que se leva muito mais a sério do que o material permitia. Will Smith, de biquinho, está em seus piores dias; Charlize Theron e Jason Bateman, no filme errado. Fuja!"

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  • Daniel Mundell

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Mundell 20 Jan, 2015

    She asked for my John Hancock, I though that's who I was

    If Superman had an alcohol addiction, then this is the story that would unfold. This story has happened before in Iron Man, but Hancock recovered much faster, then had different problems to deal with. His weakness, which is ridiculous and hardly explained. Without a good explanation, the problem is handled well, and ended in a grand spectacle.

    This is a really fun movie that I would not mind watching again. If Will Smith puts this effort into another comic book movie than Suicide Squad will be something fantastic.

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  • Jason MD-P

    ★★½ Added by Jason MD-P

    I'm not sure how to rate this. It seemed like the plot changed focus about halfway through. I thought it was going to be a story about redemption, but then the train jumped the track and all of a sudden there was another superhero and hints of some complex mythology, which completely wiped away the complete effectiveness of the the first part of the film- namely that Hancock was learning the Spider-Man lesson (you all know which one I mean).…

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  • Emma Lane

    ★★½ Watched by Emma Lane 01 Aug, 2008

    VL & CD

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  • Bruno Gonçalves

    Added by Bruno Gonçalves

    This goes into my long list of "awesome ideas for movies that somehow got screwed up and turned into a lousy movie"

    The idea is cool. Man with superpowers feels like an outcast, have a drinking problem but keeps saving the city, because, well, he can. But his attitude gives him high rejection, for destroying the city on his way through.

    Will Smith actually does a good job here as the main character.

    The big problem is the story. Where…

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  • Seth Wood

    Watched by Seth Wood 07 Jan, 2015

    For a film made in 2008, the green screen looks like it's from the 80's.

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  • Tony Black

    ★★ Watched by Tony Black 06 Jan, 2015 2

    It took what became Hancock over a decade to come to fruition, languishing in Development Hell following a spec script called Tonight, He Comes which was inspired by Superman & intended to inject a fresh new energy and take on the superhero genre, in an age before the current superhero dominance. Many well known names came and went - Jonathan Mostow, Michael Mann, both of whom remained in a producer capacity (and for Mann a cameo) - but after several rewrites,…

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  • Verena

    ★★½ Added by Verena

    This is a very popular film i guess. But i actually found it very weird and couldn't take it seriously.

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