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Jumper Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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.
February 19, 2008
One day, I feel sure, the rich mantle of charisma will descend upon [Hayden Christensen], but Jumper is not that occasion.
February 16, 2008
So freakin' awful.
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.
February 15, 2008
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 15, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 15, 2008
Like so many other CGI behemoths, this dull action fantasy ultimately squashes rather than inspires one's sense of wonder.
February 15, 2008
The only force on Earth so dense that it apparently can't be moved even by the movie's special effects is Christensen's wooden acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2008
A movie so silly you may find yourself giggling helplessly even as you wish you could magically transport yourself almost anywhere else in the world but where you are, in front of the screen showing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2008
Though dazzled by its ultra-modern wizardry and the high gloss of its production values, one can also feel the globalist double standard roiling underneath the adolescent-kid fantasy plot.
February 14, 2008
No exciting action can cover the film's profound shallowness and repulsive attitude toward everyone but Christensen.
Read More | Original Score: C-
February 14, 2008
I can't see people lining up for a sequel -- unless Samuel Jackson's hair grows out and marches on Tokyo.
February 14, 2008
Given its uninvolving story, uninteresting characters and the presence of half-man/half-tree Hayden Christensen, the movie is wholly dependent on special effects, which I rate only so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2008
Doug Liman's Jumper takes an intriguing premise -- a guy who can teleport himself anywhere, anytime -- and turns it into a totally ridiculous and incoherent sci-fi adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2008
Jumper is a barely coherent genre mishmash about a guy who transports himself across the globe at will.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 14, 2008
Adapted from Steven Gould's young-adult novel, Liman's tale of the bookish high-schooler with unusual powers isn't a shot of adrenaline, it's an OD.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2008
It took three screenwriters to turn Steven Gould's novel into an unholy mess.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 14, 2008
Jumper never contends with its biggest liability: the fact that its main character is neither a lovable rascal nor a fascinatingly dark antihero, but just kind of a smug tool.
February 14, 2008
Short on imagination and anchored by a wan hero, Jumper is a flight of fancy that never fully takes off.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2008
It's that rare genre picture targeted to teens and young adults that suffers from underkill.
February 14, 2008
Logic takes the greatest leap in Jumper, a sci-fi thriller that plays like a frog jacked on steroids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2008
It's positioned as the first installment of a trilogy and, if Christensen follows through on the character's promise of greater charisma and depth, I'll willingly line up for the next two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2008
Jumper seems half-done -- a long prologue building to a classic hero's journey or the launch of an antihero -- but comes to a screeching halt before it can begin either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 14, 2008
Woefully short on script, the picture ends up disappearing down the wormhole of its own premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2008
A herky-jerky mess of a movie, Jumper leaps about so erratically you get the feeling bent pogo sticks were employed in the editing room.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 14, 2008
Jumper skips emotional traction (or humor) in what feels like a rush to the inevitable sequel or two.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2008
This movie should be playing on the CW between episodes of Reaper and One Tree Hill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2008
Technical tricks can't hide a tired time-travel story dressed down with an almost humorless script.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2008
There's no real behavior, just endless movement brought off with empty crackerjack skill.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2008
As a travelogue, Jumper isn't half bad, with lots of juicy images of Rome, Tokyo, New York and other splendid places. But we're supposed to be watching a sci-fi action film, and that's where things go south.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2008
It presumes, with misguided cynicism, that Rice's oafish choices reflect the smoldering fantasies of any average guy who might wish to jump himself out of an unforgiving, single-parent household in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2008
Jumper had potential, though. It's got a clever premise. And at its best, in the beginning, it almost feels like the pilot for a prime-time series you'd like to see more of. But now we're jumping ahead of ourselves.
February 13, 2008
A whole lot of teleporting [with] a story that seems unfinished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
February 13, 2008
Jumper strains credulity, even for a fantasy-action film; its lead character isn't particularly likable; and Samuel L. Jackson sports funny hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 13, 2008
A piece of idiotic sci-fi piffle called Jumper looks like $90 billion wasted on 90 minutes of popcorn junk. Even the butter is phony.
February 13, 2008
Slick but extremely slim.
February 12, 2008
All the state-of-the-art visual effects in the world can't compensate for spotty plotting and bland characters that prevent an intriguing premise from going the distance.