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Jumper (2008)

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Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 164
Fresh: 26 | Rotten: 138

Featuring uninvolving characters and loose narrative, Jumper is an erratic action pic with little coherence and lackluster special effects.

2

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 40

Featuring uninvolving characters and loose narrative, Jumper is an erratic action pic with little coherence and lackluster special effects.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Following up his blockbuster action hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith, director Doug Liman turns to an entirely new genre -- sci-fi -- for this tale of an underground world of teleporters. Based on the novel by Steven Gould, Jumper concerns David (Hayden Christensen), a young man who quite literally wills himself away from his grim family life by teleporting to another place with the power of his mind. Years later, David is using his powers to raid bank vaults, seduce girls in London, lunch on the

Jun 10, 2008

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All Critics (168) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (138) | DVD (28)

The disappointments and the inexplicable plot turns kept mounting until I finally surrendered and just admitted it: This was just a goodlooking clunker.

February 19, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
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One day, I feel sure, the rich mantle of charisma will descend upon [Hayden Christensen], but Jumper is not that occasion.

February 19, 2008 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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So freakin' awful.

February 16, 2008 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine | Comment (1)
TIME Magazine
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Jumper, based on the novel by Steven Gould, re-defines -- downward -- the notion of dreadful. It does so by dispensing with everything a movie needs for a shot at being merely awful.

February 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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The best stuff in Jumper comes early, while the movie is still busy explaining its scenario. It's only when all the pieces are in place and the story actually kicks in that things start to fall apart, and quickly.

February 15, 2008
Miami Herald
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Jumper has so many loose ends that it almost cries out for a sequel. This, of course, is intentional. I would say the filmmakers are being a tad optimistic.

February 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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A movie that has a tremendous premise and awesome special effects that are ultimately hindered by a script that prevents its characters from every fully taking off.

November 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

Light entertainment is all about playing to an audience's fantasy. There have been quite a few well-crafted and entertaining films that have started the same way and gotten away with it, out of sheer creativity. Jumper is not one of those films.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

A better filmmaker would have given the material some kind of vertiginous rhythm, yet Liman just plods humorlessly, flavorlessly.

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Ignore the previews. Unless there was a drastic change of storyline in the editing room at the last minute, the final cut is a lot more interesting than originally advertised.

February 10, 2009 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Jumper is a popcorn movie, but without salt or butter. Too many of the kernels remain unpopped. It's like the Saturday matinees of yore. But by the time you've crossed the lobby after seeing Jumper, you've forgotten it.

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

An elegantly idiotic sci-fi thriller that initially feels as though it might have derived from Philip K Dick -- but lacks the master's lysergic idiosyncracy.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Jumper is almost in too much of a hurry at times and logic and cohesion suffer as a consequence.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Director Liman is a major talent. He deserves better material to mold.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

The movie isn't terrible and I certainly liked the superhero aspect of it, but the romance doesn't work and it has a rushed, sloppy feel throughout.

July 22, 2008 Full Review
Sin Magazine

Sam relishes doing super-mean and ready to rumble, while Hayden jaunts around the planet sightseeing, bank robbing and hitting on women.

June 25, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Comment (1)
NewsBlaze

"Jumper" is a plodding, action-less mess, in which we'd only be interested if we could comprehend what the heck was going on.

June 11, 2008
The Trend

The worst sci-fi concept since The Adventures of Pluto Nash placed Eddie Murphy on the moon.

June 7, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Comments (6)
NewsBlaze

If Jumper too often feels like a special-effects demo reel in search of a story, at least the eye candy is pretty darn sweet. [Blu-Ray]

June 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

The film is just very sloppy and seemed like it was just pieced together really quickly to be released as fast as possible.

June 1, 2008 Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

As a travelogue, it makes a compelling case for Rome, Egypt and Tokyo as vacation destinations. As a story, it is stillborn.

May 29, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

By mid way, you wish the jumper were you. Teleporting yourself to the outer lobby would be far enough.

May 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

There will be many questions that linger and will continue to linger once the credits roll, but I had a blast just the same...

May 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

glitonei ti mayri trypa shedon apokleistika hari sti hazomara tis synthesis tis ideas tis tainias, poy kalyptei me ena campy peplo tin asynartisia tis ektelesis

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

I really liked this movie but unfortunately much like its lead character, played effectively by Hayden Christensen, it moved a little too fast.

April 25, 2008 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Uma pena que, ao se preocupar excessivamente com a idéia de gerar uma nova e lucrativa série, o filme se esqueça de si mesmo.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Jumper

A good concept that was executed poorly. The effects are bad and the writing is horrible. However, what seals this movies fate is the acting, which is detached to the point that is becomes impossible to care for what is going on. I almost feel bad for Hayden Christensen. First the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and now this.
May 28, 2013
Christopher Heim

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Another Hollywood stupid comercial picture, trying to bring young characters and they problems, but that have big sucessful lives as subject, a very cliche subject.
January 4, 2013
Lucas Martins

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Saw it again! The movie was very good but it could have been better I dont know, maybe I was expecting too much from it and from the looks of it there might come a sequel. The concept of Jumping is something we have all thought about at one time or another, just like time travel. When i go to the movies i want to be entertained, this movie certainly did that!!

A teenager from an abusive household discovers he can teleport from one place to another. He uses this ability to search for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother, drawing the attention of the NSA, and another kid with the same power.
January 4, 2013
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    1. David: So what do you think?
    2. Millie: I think there's something you're not telling me.
    3. David: What do you mean?
    4. Millie: This room, first class.
    5. David: What about it?
    6. Millie: Usually in my life when things seem too good to be true it's because they are.
    7. David: I told you I'm in.
    8. Millie: Banking? See I know that you flunked algebra. David if you don't want to tell me everything that's fine. Just don't lie to me.
    9. David: I'm not lying to you.
    10. Millie: No? Good.
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (24 months ago)
    1. Millie: Hey you okay?
    2. David: Yeah.
    3. Millie: You sure?
    4. David: Yeah I am.
    5. Millie: Good because I'm freezing, can we please go someplace warm?
    6. David: Where do you want to go?
    7. Millie: Surprise me.
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (24 months ago)
    1. David: Thank you very much! Next showing will be at six o'clock. Don't forget to tip your usher.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Griffin: You can't just keep following me.
    2. David: Actually, I'm the only one who *can* keep following you.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
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