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Jumper Reviews

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February 2, 2018
Jumper is a movie with no special powers. Despite its slick and sleek approach to extraordinary events, it remains quite ordinary and remarkably nondescript.
March 2, 2020
In the movie Jumper, it is almost as if the filmmakers made a conscious decision to keep their protagonist from applying his talent to the greater good.
August 14, 2018
Jumper can't make the leap from cool concept to good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 18, 2008
Director Liman is a major talent. He deserves better material to mold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2008
If not for Jamie Bell, this should've gone straight to video.
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
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 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 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
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.
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 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 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.
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
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
August 27, 2009
A better filmmaker would have given the material some kind of vertiginous rhythm, yet Liman just plods humorlessly, flavorlessly.
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
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
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