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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Bateman doesn't make a false move, and a stellar Charlize Theron springs her own bolts from the blue as Ray's wife. As for Smith, he's on fire. There's nothing like a star shining on his highest beams. You follow him anywhere. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    More intelligent than most summer blockbusters and features at its center a thought-out and committed performance by Will Smith. But in the end it's merely ALMOST good. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Might have been more appropriately titled "Hodgepodge." What starts out with a sense of quirky fun loses direction and devolves into a mishmash of story lines. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Any notions of demolishing black stereotypes -- and what else could have possessed Mr. Smith to do this? -- are dashed by the coarseness of it all, and by the narrative incoherence; a surprising plot twist turns a sloppy action-comedy into a totally different movie, and an even worse one. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A rollicking tale of rehabilitation and redemption, rife with cool special effects, Hancock is smart and surprisingly raunchy. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's a great idea here, but it's buried within a muddled story that lurches between dark comedy and maudlin drama. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The visual effects are stellar, but the true star is Smith, who again demonstrates acting chops as well as effortless charisma in a vehicle that's only occasionally worthy of his superhuman skills. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Hancock is a lot of fun, if perhaps a little top-heavy with stuff being destroyed. Smith makes the character more subtle than he has to be, more filled with self-doubt, more willing to learn. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The real hit of the movie is the hilarious Bateman. His low-key humor makes you wish Hancock could have saved Bateman's short-lived sitcom "Arrested Development." Now that would have been heroic. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    One of the rare action films that needed to be longer. Then changes in mood wouldn't be so abrupt, and director Peter Berg and writers Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan would've had more time to reveal things we want to know. show more

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