• 12
  • Doug Liman (2008)
  • US
  • 84 min
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Based on Steven Gould's sci-fi novels for teens, this big-budget adventure asks: what would you do if you could "jump" anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye? Reluctant hero David (Hayden Christensen) decides to rob banks and go sightseeing. The problem is - illegalities aside, of course - David's not the only Jumper out there. And he's on someone's hit list. Pursued by dedicated assassin Roland (Samuel L Jackson), David hooks up with fellow teleporter Griffin (Jamie Bell) and begins to learn more about his extraordinary gift. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) turns in a youthful adventure that plays on adolescents' thirst for freedom from responsibility (and the limits of geography), while establishing a workable mythology with one eye on a future franchise. The global jumping lets the production team set up fight sequences on the Sphinx and car chases through Tokyo, but Liman disappointingly underplays ideas about the corrupting consequences of power in favour of maintaining a hip, cool edge.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi action thriller starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L Jackson and Jamie Bell. When high-school student David Rice discovers he has the ability to teleport himself to any place on Earth, he uses his new-found skill for a life of carefree self-indulgence. But events take a darker turn when David discovers he is only one of many "jumpers" and that their lives are under threat from a shady organisation.

Cast and crew


David Rice
Hayden Christensen
Samuel L Jackson
Mary Rice
Diane Lane
Jamie Bell
Rachel Bilson
Mr Bowker
Tom Hulce
William Rice
Michael Rooker
Young Millie
AnnaSophia Robb


Doug Liman

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 15 Feb 2008
Certificate 12
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent