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Jumper Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 5/10
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
Director Liman is a major talent. He deserves better material to mold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
February 14, 2008
If not for Jamie Bell, this should've gone straight to video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 13, 2008
Technical tricks can't hide a tired time-travel story dressed down with an almost humorless script.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 13, 2008
One of the cardinal rules when making a motion picture about a superhero, especially one no one has heard of, is not to make the integrity of the story depend on the existence of a sequel. Unfortunately, that's a rule that director Doug Liman breaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 14, 2008
Jumper skips emotional traction (or humor) in what feels like a rush to the inevitable sequel or two.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
February 14, 2008
This movie is paced for an audience that grew up multi-tasking and its aesthetic sensibility and depth of story-telling is equivalent to a beer commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2008
This breathlessly goofy, globe-trotting action flick about 'jumpers' who can teleport anywhere they like would have been far more entertaining if it didnā(TM)t star the aggressively wooden Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson as the leads.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2008
Is there something innately vexing about a story whose premise opens the door so wide, to so many geographical possibilities? Jumper, the film, goes everywhere and nowhere.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 15, 2008
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.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 19, 2008
Jumper is like a glorified TV pilot from 2005, when supernatural dramas were all the rage. It will make it onto the schedule, but have its legs cut out from under it before the season is over.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 14, 2008
Any movie that requires a video game to fill gaps in the story raises a red flag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
May 29, 2008
As a travelogue, it makes a compelling case for Rome, Egypt and Tokyo as vacation destinations. As a story, it is stillborn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
A better filmmaker would have given the material some kind of vertiginous rhythm, yet Liman just plods humorlessly, flavorlessly.
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
February 15, 2008
It's got just enough charm, story, and action to fill a half-decent trailer -- and the trailer doesn't set you back nine bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 14, 2008
It's a paradox, but science fiction has to make sense: It can rest on the world's most outlandish premise, but only if its internal logic holds up to scrutiny. And Jumper can't make that leap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 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 | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 19, 2008
The disappointments and the inexplicable plot turns kept mounting until I finally surrendered and just admitted it: This was just a goodlooking clunker.
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
February 13, 2008
Jumper never really seems, for all its spatial to-ing and fro-ing, to get up and moving properly. Perhaps it should have been called Hopper...
February 27, 2009
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 15, 2008

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July 14, 2011
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