Jumper: Special Edition (2008) 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.…
DVD Review

Jumper: Special Edition (2008)

Jumper, Hayden Christensen | TRAVELIN' BLAND Hayden Christensen doesn't convey much excitement as a globe-trotter with Samuel L. Jackson on his tail in Jumper
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TRAVELIN' BLAND Hayden Christensen doesn't convey much excitement as a globe-trotter with Samuel L. Jackson on his tail in Jumper
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jun 10, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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

Originally posted Jun 13, 2008 Published in issue #998 Jun 20, 2008 Order article reprints