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Overall C-

Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose poor grooming, drunk and disorderly behavior, and destructive rescue attempts, are doing nothing to make him popular in the press. Then public relations expert Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) steps in to try and help him clean up his image. But some bad habits are hard to break.

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi actions and violence, and language.

Why is Hancock rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Hancock is rated PG-13 for for some intense sequences of sci-fi actions and violence, and language.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Opening with a bullet-riddled car chase down a Los Angeles freeway, Hancock is full of violent exchanges between police and criminals, car crashes, property damage and explosions. Characters are shot in the chest and stabbed in the back with bloody wounds shown. Others are beaten repeatedly. A man has both hands cut off. Hostages are shown with explosives strapped to their chests. Police officers are pinned down by gunfire. A character is stabbed with a kitchen implement and hit with a wooden rolling pin. Altercations in a prison result in one man’s head being inserted into another man’s buttocks. Patients in a hospital are shot, hit with an oxygen cylinder, and beaten. Characters are thrown through walls and out of windows. Although a superhero, Hancock also drinks excessively, makes crude advances at women and bullies other citizens. Some partial male buttock nudity is seen. Rude comments, profanities, scatological slang along with a sexual expletive and hand gestures are used in the script.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language, Nudity.
Alberta PG Violence, Coarse Language, Crude Content: Re-rated from 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children. Brutal Violence. Language May Offend.-----
Ontario PG Violence. Language May Offend. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec 13+
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG