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Jumper

Although last-minute cast changes raised the age of its protagonist from 18 to 25, ‘Bourne Identity’ director Doug Liman’s adolescent wish-fulfilment fantasy about ‘jumper’ Hayden Christensen’s ability to teleport himself to any tourist spot on the globe is based on a ‘young adult’ novel. And it shows. First Christensen (Anodyne Skywalker from the ‘Star Wars’ sequels) escapes from his angry father, then he robs a bank to fund a colour supplement lifestyle. Later, he whisks his startled girlfriend (Rachel Bilson) off to Rome. But it’s not all about irresponsible hedonism.

With the reluctant help of scruffy fellow ‘jumper’ Jamie Bell, Christensen eludes the pursuing Paladins (don’t ask) lead by blond-barneted baddie Samuel Jackson. Then he embarks upon a predictable ‘coming-of-age’ quest to find his missing mother. CGI trickery and physical stunts abound, but the spastic action is more agitating than exciting. Long before the 88 minutes are up, you may be thinking, ‘Beam me up, Scottie’.

Release details

Release date: Monday February 18 2008
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Doug Liman
Screenwriter: David S Goyer, Jim Uhls, Simon Kinberg
Cast: Hayden Christensen
Samuel L Jackson
Diane Lane
Jamie Bell
Rachel Bilson
Tom Hulce
Michael Rooker

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:22
  • 4 star:7
  • 3 star:7
  • 2 star:8
  • 1 star:0
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Smartmart

Really, Nigel! 'Hedonism'? All the hero did was help himself to the banker's Xmas bonuses! And the Paladins were the legendary twelve champions of Charlemagne's court. This is a great cult movie, which the critics slated and the public voted a hit by bums on seats. It's about a guy given a bad deal at home and school who compensates by developing a useful strength. It's about the sense of wonder and excitement in defying certain natural laws. I loved the cool opening: hero in deckchair, with a beer, on apex of a pyramid. And the movie snaps with the interplay of the contrasting characters of the two youthful teleporters. Here's hoping for Jumper 2, where Liman can develop his characters and the logistics of jumping. The Time Traveller's Wife was a dull, sloppy rip-off.

Smartmart

Really, Nigel! 'Hedonism'? All the hero did was help himself to the banker's Xmas bonuses! And the Paladins were the legendary twelve champions of Charlemagne's court. This is a great cult movie, which the critics slated and the public voted a hit by bums on seats. It's about a guy given a bad deal at home and school who compensates by developing a useful strength. It's about the sense of wonder and excitement in defying certain natural laws. I loved the cool opening: hero in deckchair, with a beer, on apex of a pyramid. And the movie snaps with the interplay of the contrasting characters of the two youthful teleporters. Here's hoping for Jumper 2, where Liman can develop his characters and the logistics of jumping. The Time Traveller's Wife was a dull, sloppy rip-off.

lost boy

I agree, don't listen too closely to those who say the content wans't in the film. It's all there, explained clearly and the film was far better than I had expected. I'm glad to see Hayden C do a good film after Lucas practically ruined his acting career. Seriously folks, it's all there to see if you bother looking.

lost boy

I agree, don't listen too closely to those who say the content wans't in the film. It's all there, explained clearly and the film was far better than I had expected. I'm glad to see Hayden C do a good film after Lucas practically ruined his acting career. Seriously folks, it's all there to see if you bother looking.

Sophie

worst film i've EVER seen. its horrible, annoying, pointless and boring all at the same time. Just when it gets good that weirdo with the electricuting thing has to barge in again. Its just like ARGH. Can honestly say its the crappest film of ALL TIME.

Sophie

worst film i've EVER seen. its horrible, annoying, pointless and boring all at the same time. Just when it gets good that weirdo with the electricuting thing has to barge in again. Its just like ARGH. Can honestly say its the crappest film of ALL TIME.

meat

i thought the movie was good, but i also read about a possible director's cut and liman's disapproval of the final product. I hope to see a director's cut

meat

i thought the movie was good, but i also read about a possible director's cut and liman's disapproval of the final product. I hope to see a director's cut

Sezzie

Unfortunately a terrible film. The storyline had no depth and did not explain why the Paladin's were killing the Jumpers and any indication as to the why this war was going on. For the most part the character was immature and selfish although he was only 15. Some of the special effects were quite good but the scenes were not particular believable or unique

Sezzie

Unfortunately a terrible film. The storyline had no depth and did not explain why the Paladin's were killing the Jumpers and any indication as to the why this war was going on. For the most part the character was immature and selfish although he was only 15. Some of the special effects were quite good but the scenes were not particular believable or unique

Wot? Is that the end?

I thought this movie was great. Wished I could jump about too. Then began to get frustrated by the way the characters were relating to each other, their lack of logic was actually creating all of the problems they were encountering. This is actually a movie of how not to be a jumper. Then the movie abruptly ended with the revelation that his mum's a Paladin. As the credits rolled I thought "Has Sky cut half the movie? How did he track his mum down? Will there be a proper close in a Directors Cut? Have they all left us hanging for Jumper 2? Are they trying to be funny by giving us a 'jumpy' ending? Maybe the editors were all on cocaine? Don't waste your time or money if you have a brain!

Wot? Is that the end?

I thought this movie was great. Wished I could jump about too. Then began to get frustrated by the way the characters were relating to each other, their lack of logic was actually creating all of the problems they were encountering. This is actually a movie of how not to be a jumper. Then the movie abruptly ended with the revelation that his mum's a Paladin. As the credits rolled I thought "Has Sky cut half the movie? How did he track his mum down? Will there be a proper close in a Directors Cut? Have they all left us hanging for Jumper 2? Are they trying to be funny by giving us a 'jumpy' ending? Maybe the editors were all on cocaine? Don't waste your time or money if you have a brain!

Disappointed

Most disappointing. If I'd watched this at the cinema I would have asked for half my money back as I felt like I only saw half a film. No explanations and now conclusions. In a word 'Pants'!

Disappointed

Most disappointing. If I'd watched this at the cinema I would have asked for half my money back as I felt like I only saw half a film. No explanations and now conclusions. In a word 'Pants'!

stevio

a brilliant blood ruching film with jokes and action but the language could be a bit worse and rough more swearing definats

stevio

a brilliant blood ruching film with jokes and action but the language could be a bit worse and rough more swearing definats

LUCY

This is the worst film I have ever seen, what a waste of money, damn good actors in utter bag of crap! I would hang my head in shame if I had penned the script, was really looking forward to it and wanted to jump out of my seat after the first ten minutes, what a bore! A child in kindergarten could devise a more interesting tale, there was no depth whatsoever, no surprises, no twists, nothing to keep you guessing, no reason for them to be hating eachother or at war! avoid at all costs! Shoudl have gone straight to the cutting room floor, all of it!

LUCY

This is the worst film I have ever seen, what a waste of money, damn good actors in utter bag of crap! I would hang my head in shame if I had penned the script, was really looking forward to it and wanted to jump out of my seat after the first ten minutes, what a bore! A child in kindergarten could devise a more interesting tale, there was no depth whatsoever, no surprises, no twists, nothing to keep you guessing, no reason for them to be hating eachother or at war! avoid at all costs! Shoudl have gone straight to the cutting room floor, all of it!

yeahiknow987

Could (and should) have done more with this film. Christensen is not entirely convincing, Bells ok, plot sucked. And the girl, pretty as she was, was just annoying. Special effects good.

yeahiknow987

Could (and should) have done more with this film. Christensen is not entirely convincing, Bells ok, plot sucked. And the girl, pretty as she was, was just annoying. Special effects good.

eddy

i thought it was cool it wasnt perfect but it had great potenial r how ever u spell it if anyone thinks this is sh*t try watchin 10000 bc its crap

eddy

i thought it was cool it wasnt perfect but it had great potenial r how ever u spell it if anyone thinks this is sh*t try watchin 10000 bc its crap

jen

wow. most incredibly the shittiest film i have seen in awhile. and i actually like hayden christensan. and its not really his acting, but what was he thinking accepting a screenplay like that? maybe if its for four year olds. cringing, cringing the whole time. what a shit film. what the hell happened? the director in the past is not half bad. is this something he takes home and expects an award for? if i was anyone involved in the making of this film i would be embarrassed and never own up to being a part of it! save your time and money. hope to see something incredible come out of the actors and director in near future or they will go down with this jummper ship for the rest of their careers

jen

wow. most incredibly the shittiest film i have seen in awhile. and i actually like hayden christensan. and its not really his acting, but what was he thinking accepting a screenplay like that? maybe if its for four year olds. cringing, cringing the whole time. what a shit film. what the hell happened? the director in the past is not half bad. is this something he takes home and expects an award for? if i was anyone involved in the making of this film i would be embarrassed and never own up to being a part of it! save your time and money. hope to see something incredible come out of the actors and director in near future or they will go down with this jummper ship for the rest of their careers

Hardinho

Great movie. definately a movie for teens/7-12 yr olds. Want 2 see it again cos its so gd!!!

Hardinho

Great movie. definately a movie for teens/7-12 yr olds. Want 2 see it again cos its so gd!!!

H

Greatly entertaining. Not to be taken too seriously, action packed film with some good acting. Would recommend.

H

Greatly entertaining. Not to be taken too seriously, action packed film with some good acting. Would recommend.

Mario

Firstly, if you're reading this, don't listen to the people who said it was crap because they don't like how the film goes.. it's a fast-paced entertaining film which goes into detail on the whole 'jumper' thing (i would want too see more detail but hey, no film's perfect). Happy to give it 4 stars

Mario

Firstly, if you're reading this, don't listen to the people who said it was crap because they don't like how the film goes.. it's a fast-paced entertaining film which goes into detail on the whole 'jumper' thing (i would want too see more detail but hey, no film's perfect). Happy to give it 4 stars

Pea

I loved watching Jumper - I found it exciting from beginning to end. In my opinion, the very ending seemed very unfinished, but hopefully this signifies a sequel! I don't understand why someone would dislike this particular film that they would walk out of the cinema - I've seen much, MUCH worse films than this one before. Jumper was great! =]

Pea

I loved watching Jumper - I found it exciting from beginning to end. In my opinion, the very ending seemed very unfinished, but hopefully this signifies a sequel! I don't understand why someone would dislike this particular film that they would walk out of the cinema - I've seen much, MUCH worse films than this one before. Jumper was great! =]

Pedro

Wooly jumper ohh what a wooooollllly jumper! I wud give this no stars if the system allowed me too! aload of bollocks!

Pedro

Wooly jumper ohh what a wooooollllly jumper! I wud give this no stars if the system allowed me too! aload of bollocks!

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shitte and aboulote crap film dont waste yur money going to watch this peice of shitee theres no story line and i fell asleep and then walked ourt the film i would have rather watched a snail .. !!!

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shitte and aboulote crap film dont waste yur money going to watch this peice of shitee theres no story line and i fell asleep and then walked ourt the film i would have rather watched a snail .. !!!

rocwell

great concept, crap film, the lead actor cant act, jamie bell is irritating and samuel L jackson was uninspiring. wait for dvd if you must see this film but even then you'll be disappointed...unless youv;e never seen a decent film before!

rocwell

great concept, crap film, the lead actor cant act, jamie bell is irritating and samuel L jackson was uninspiring. wait for dvd if you must see this film but even then you'll be disappointed...unless youv;e never seen a decent film before!

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I'd just like to say that Nigel Floyd is officially the biggest tit on earth. Is any film even slightly satisfactory?

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I'd just like to say that Nigel Floyd is officially the biggest tit on earth. Is any film even slightly satisfactory?

Bruce

The idea was good but could have been handled SO much better. Acting was wooden to say the least. A film to watch at home, after a night in the pub !!!

Bruce

The idea was good but could have been handled SO much better. Acting was wooden to say the least. A film to watch at home, after a night in the pub !!!

rouGe

nah i thort this film was quite enjoyable...something everyone wants to do..! teleport from here to there..quite kool but so unreal obvoisly lol good film xx

rouGe

nah i thort this film was quite enjoyable...something everyone wants to do..! teleport from here to there..quite kool but so unreal obvoisly lol good film xx

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