WETA
Gilbert Cruz
June 13, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jumper

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
88 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/14/08
performer
Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell
director
Doug Liman
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
David S. Goyer, Simon Kinberg, Jim Uhls
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

In Doug Liman‘s superhero flick/travelogue Jumper, put-upon loner David Rice (a wooden Hayden Christensen) discovers he can teleport anywhere in the world. So naturally, he begins breaking into bank vaults. Then he encounters Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), a member of an ancient order pledged to kill ”jumpers.” The conclusion might be the most cynically obvious attempt ever to spark up a franchise — which Liman (The Bourne Identity) cops to in a documentary on the disc’s EXTRAS. Also included: a wealth of featurettes that give surprising depth to a fairly surface film. B

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