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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
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Will Smith
Charlize Theron
Jason Bateman
Eddie Marsan
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Peter Berg
Screenwriters
Vince Gilligan
Vincent Ngo
Running Time
92 minutes

Hancock
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Plot
LA wino John Hancock (Smith) has superheroic powers, but his drunken attempts at fighting crime have caused huge damage and alienated people. When Hancock saves PR man Ray’s (Bateman) life, Ray offers to advise him on rehabilitating his image. But Mary (Theron), Ray’s wife, doesn’t want to get involved with Hancock.


Verdict
See-saws between straight superhero movie and parody, with layers of soap-opera fudge in between. A lot of solid scenes - but Hancock lacks the power of super-coherence.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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