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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The disappointments and the inexplicable plot turns kept mounting until I finally surrendered and just admitted it: This was just a goodlooking clunker."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"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."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"Jumper is almost in too much of a hurry at times and logic and cohesion suffer as a consequence."
‑ Allan Hunter, Screen International
"One day, I feel sure, the rich mantle of charisma will descend upon [Hayden Christensen], but Jumper is not that occasion."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"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."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Director Liman is a major talent. He deserves better material to mold."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"So freakin' awful."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A better filmmaker would have given the material some kind of vertiginous rhythm, yet Liman just plods humorlessly, flavorlessly."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"The movie isn't terrible and I certainly liked the superhero aspect of it, but the romance doesn't work and it has a rushed, sloppy feel throughout."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
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