2008 | Peter Berg

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.

Average rating   7 out of 10

Will Smith     Charlize Theron     Jason Bateman     Jae Head     Eddie Marsan     David Mattey     Maetrix Fitten     Thomas Lennon     Johnny Galecki     Hayley Marie Norman     Dorothy Cecchi     Michelle Lemon     Akiva Goldsman     Michael Mann     Brad Leland
Action     Fantasy
(2.96) Doctor Strange     (2.44) Captain America: Civil War     (2.44) Spider-Man: Homecoming     (2.44) Run All Night     (2.31) The Spirit
Alcoholic     Hancock     New York City     Prison     Public Relations     Superhero

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2014-04-15 7 out of 10

Refreshing new take on being a superhero – a bit thin story though.

I really like the way that the plot starts out with a superhero not being content with his life and feeling depressed. In a way you sympathise for him and kind of feel where he gets it from, but as the story evolves, I got a bit let down but the background. It is still quite good, but just a bit too thin for my liking.

Will Smith does a really good job playing Hancock. I might get flogged for this, but his performance here might have inspired him for his role in Seven Pounds. What I mean is that you really feel his pain and sympathize for the poor fellow.
Despite the cool name, I have never really liked Jason Bateman. His does a good job in this movie however. I just have a hard time imagining him playing a different role than the whiny husband – as he does here.
Charlize Theron is a classic beauty and she does a good job as well. I am not fully convinced about her character though.

The effects are crazy and wild as they should be in a superhero action movie like this. I think my favourite part is right at the beginning when Hancock crashes into a high-way road sign. You might argument that things are a bit over the top, but what did you expect?

In general a good superhero movie, which surprisingly is not based on a novel or comic book. If you like superhero movies in general, I would recommend this. Despite of some flaws and let-downs it does have quite a few good moments as well. 

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