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Jumper: Special Edition

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Jumper, Hayden Christensen
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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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