Jumper Reviews

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November 18, 2011
October 18, 2008
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.
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 19, 2008
Important plot points are left unexplored, and there's no killer climax, so you leave the cinema deflated rather than thrilled.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 14, 2008
Jumper is a barely coherent genre mishmash about a guy who transports himself across the globe at will.
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.
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