io9 has an article titled, "9 Ways Hancock Could Have Been A Pretty Good Movie". Empire Online concludes: "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." Time Out gives it 2 out of 5 stars and a negative review.
Roger Ebert gives it 3 stars and calls it "a lot of fun". Rotten Tomatoes has a 41% critics score and an audience rating of 59%.