Jumper (2008)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Kinberg, David S. Goyer, Jim Uhls
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2008
Box Office: $80.1M
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Critic Reviews for Jumper

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (43)

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.

Full Review… | November 20, 2013
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.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

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

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

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.

Full Review… | February 10, 2009

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.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for Jumper

Clever ideas and decent action make this worthwhile. Lots of areas were not fully developed but otherwise enjoyable.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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