'Jumper' jumps around too much

The Baltimore Sun

There's enough kinetic energy in Jumper to light a thousand houses. Unfortunately, there's no one home in any of them.

The central characters in Jumper are able to teleport themselves instantly from one place to another, thus eliminating the need for everything from doorways to jet airliners. OK, that's cool. But watching them do it incessantly for 1 1/2 hours grows weary fast, especially since we're never clued in on such trivial matters as how and why. Worse, the filmmakers only compound the offense by inventing the rules of this new world as they go along.

Jumper (20th Century Fox) Starring Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson. Directed by Doug Liman. Time 92 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality.

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