Critics Consensus

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



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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 pyramids, and surf in Fiji. But he soon discovers that he is not the only one bestowed with this unique gift, and all is not well in the world of jumpers. There are people out there, such as Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), who view jumpers as a threat to all humankind, and have made it their mission in life to eliminate them. After jumping back to Michigan to get reacquainted with his long lost love, Millie (Rachel Bilson), David makes the acquaintance of experienced jumper Griffin (Jamie Bell). Informed by Griffin of a secret between jumpers and a shadowy group that seeks to destroy them, the pair soon finds themselves facing off against a legion of murderous opponents who won't stop fighting until every last jumper has been eliminated. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi


Jamie Bell
as Griffin
Diane Lane
as Mary Rice
Michael Rooker
as William Rice
AnnaSophia Robb
as Young Millie
Max Thieriot
as Young David
Jesse James
as Young Mark
Tom Hulce
as Mr. Bowker
Teddy Dunn
as Mark Kobold
Michael Winther
as Day Bank Manager
Massimiliano Pazzaglia
as Italian Desk Cop
Shawn Roberts
as English Bartender
Nathalie Cox
as English Beauty
Damir Andrei
as Psychologist
Tony Nappo
as NYPD Detective
George King
as Owner of Millie's Old House
Simona Lisi
as Italian Woman
Matteo Carlomagno
as Italian Detective
Fabrizio Bucci
as Italian Police Officer 1
Giorgio Santangelo
as Italian Police Officer 2
Marcello Santoni
as Italian Cabbie 1
Franco Salvatore Di Stefano
as Italian Cabbie #2
Brad Borbridge
as Coffee Shop Manager
Angelo Lopez
as Doorman
Veronica Visentin
as Italian Ticket Agent
George Ghali
as Landlord
Mansaku Ikeuchi
as Japanese Scientist
Ryny Gyto Ouk
as Jungle Jumper
Frantisek Jícha
as Kid in Detroit Airport
Rolando Alvarez Giacoman
as Mexican Truck Driver
John Baker
as Lamplighter Clerk
Robin Zenker
as Kid in Detroit Airport
Masahiro Kishibata
as Angry Japanese Cook
Sumiko Yamada
as Japanese Chef's Wife
Tamaki Mihara
as Japanese Chef's Daughter
Adam Chuckryk
as London Pub Patron
Jordan Gatto
as Hoolihan's Bar Patron
Nicholas Kusiba
as Hoolihan's Bar Patron
Ariel Lukane
as Hoolihan's Bar Patron
Vanessa Reid
as Hoolihan's Bar Patron
Stephen Whitehead
as Hoolihan's Bar Patron
Maia Smith
as Surfer
Valentino Visentini
as Police Officer
Josie Lau
as Hospital Aid
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Critic Reviews for Jumper

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (141)

  • 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.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

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

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

    Feb 19, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Important plot points are left unexplored, and there's no killer climax, so you leave the cinema deflated rather than thrilled.

    Feb 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt

    Top Critic
  • So freakin' awful.

    Feb 16, 2008 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 15, 2008

Audience Reviews for Jumper

  • Feb 20, 2016
    After so many bad reviews I went in to this not expecting much but yet again I found myself enjoying it, A pretty good story but the plot is same old stuff, The effects were ok but the ending was very lackluster, Not greatly acted and a few plot holes don't help things but its run time is short and it's an easy watch but nothing memorable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2013
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2012
    Poor chemistry, under-developed story and unconvincing performance made the film incoherent with its audience. Doug Liman's attempt at a sci-fi blockbuster fails to make a leap and instead crashes. 1/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2012
    I just couldn't bring myself to like this film. could of been interesting but the direction and overall storyline was a little to much to deal with. possible franchise never takes off
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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