• Hancock (2008)


Release Date: July 2nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

A scruffy superhero named Hancock (Will Smith) protects the citizens of Los Angeles but leaves horrendous collateral damage in the wake of every well-intentioned feat. That's OK with Hancock; he doesn't care what people think and is just as likely to be found dozing on a park bench as saving a damsel in distress. However, after saving the life of a PR executive (Jason Bateman) and meeting the man's beautiful wife (Charlize Theron), he realizes that he may have a sensitive side after all.

Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan, Jae Head, Thomas Lennon, Johnny Galecki, David Mattey

Director: Peter Berg

Genres: Action , Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Weed Road Pictures, Blue Light, Overbrook Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Amusing , Brooding , Rescue , Madcap , Love , Los Angeles , 2000s , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall 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 ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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