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'Hancock', America's Low-rent Superhero, Just in Time for the Recessionnew

Even bearing in mind the conventional wisdom that superman movies keep coming back to cheer us through hard times, I'm not clear whether Hancock is meant to be a representative of the homeless, a midcareer-burnout case or a troubled brother from another planet.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  07-07-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' Shows Dark Heroicsnew

While some people won't like it, Hancock made our critic happy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock': Superhero Without a Pastnew

Will Smith is the titular Hancock, a character as befuddling as the odd movie that surrounds him.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Higher Powernew

Will Smith's latest does more damage than good
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Will Smith's 'Hancock' Brazenly Embraces the Post-racial Strategy of the Obama Campaignnew

Movie star Will Smith is also a political figure. His big screen exploits reflect the way we think about race, masculinity, humor, violence and fantasy.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Rectum? Will Smith Damn Near Killed 'Emnew

I had hoped that Hancock would be a departure, that it might restore some of Smith's Fresh Prince swagger, but instead it's the most explicit demonstration yet of the wallowing that has drained a superstar of his powers.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  07-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Celebrating 'Hancock,' Peter Berg's Latest Genre Mashupnew

Anticipation runs high for further blackening of Batman's soul in The Dark Knight, but the Fourth of July weekend belongs to Hancock, a handsomely haywire comic-tragic concoction that flies high, sideways, off course and straight up in the air.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' is no 'Men in Black,' but It Still Teems with Destruction, Funninessnew

It's no Men in Black, but still teems with destruction, funniness
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Amber Humphrey  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' Dive Bombs

Hancock attempts a high degree of difficulty, but hits the pool flat.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-27-2008  |  Reviews

Anti-Superhero; Genre Bending and Plot Surprises Follow

Will Smith plays anti-hero Hancock in director Peter Berg's against-the-grain superhero movie that features a tricky plot revelation to put a fresh spin on its storyline.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-23-2008  |  Reviews

Condescension Cornernew

The Kingdom features some cool action, but is ruined by political correctness and moralizing.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  10-04-2007  |  Reviews

A Dark-Skinned Good Guynew

Tall, slender and elegant in a charcoal-gray leather jacket and neatly trimmed chin stubble, Ashraf Barhom is an Israeli Arab making his Hollywood debut as the righteous Saudi Arabian who sets an example of personal and professional heroism in The Kingdom.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  10-02-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Action-Packed 'Kingdom' Misfiresnew

Peter Berg's film feels too rote and near-Rambo in its simplistic portrait of a foreign policy disaster as easily remedied with a few well-placed brutal killings.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  10-02-2007  |  Reviews

CSI: Riyadhnew

Initially, The Kingdom seems like it might be another of this season's politically charged movies, but it actually plays more like an explosive episode of CSI: Riyadh.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  09-28-2007  |  Reviews

'The Kingdom' Offers a Smackdownnew

It seems like a Hollywood blockbuster, but Peter Berg's latest induces a bit of shaming about cycles of hate and violence that we must be fully cognizant of if we're ever to break them.
Charleston City Paper  |  Maryann Johanson  |  09-27-2007  |  Reviews

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