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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The strain of messianism in Will Smith movies is becoming ever more pronounced."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A peculiar and occasionally charming poke in the ribs of the superman myth."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"And if you're still not willing to forgive Hancock, and least there is the scene where he shoves a guy's head up another guy's butt."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"I have no problem signing on to recommend this. Get it? Signing on...John Hancock... nevermind."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"What an odd movie!"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Train wrecks are intrinsically spectacular, and Will Smith's new movie offers a doozy. Two of them, in fact."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Hancock is what happens when you have talented people working on quality material: it's really a no-brainer that it works so well."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"A few actors such as Clint Eastwood, marry substance and popularity. But very few. Most actors' egos lead them to slum in the box office. I'm reminded of this often when a major, talented actor opts for popularity instead of substance when the latter beck"
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"This is a different take on the superhero genre with an interesting, offbeat twist."
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
"It's definitely a mish-mash, but really good performances."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The problem is that director Peter Berg, aided and abetted by Smith and Theron and third banana Jason Bateman, seem to have made it literally, not realizing its out-of-whack tonalities and grotesque plot twists were meant to be played for laughs."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Kicks into tired oh-it-sucks-to-have-superpowers territory and opens up a can of racial issues it has no intention of investigating"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...an engaging and thoroughly innovative spin on the superhero genre..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A fun, fairly crisp opening hour gives way to a muddled, entirely unsatisfying ending."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
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