Jumper (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 15, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

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.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

So freakin' awful.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

A better filmmaker would have given the material some kind of vertiginous rhythm, yet Liman just plods humorlessly, flavorlessly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Clever ideas and decent action make this worthwhile. Lots of areas were not fully developed but otherwise enjoyable.
Manu Gino
Anywhere. Anything. Instantly. Saw it again! The movie was very good but it could have been better I dont know, maybe I was expecting too much from it and from… More
Christopher Heim
A good concept that was executed poorly. The effects are bad and the writing is horrible. However, what seals this movies fate is the acting, which is… More
Eugene Bernabe
Poor chemistry, under-developed story and unconvincing performance made the film incoherent with its audience. Doug Liman's attempt at a sci-fi blockbuster… More
Lucas Martins
Another Hollywood stupid comercial picture, trying to bring young characters and they problems, but that have big sucessful lives as subject, a very cliche… More
Albert Kim