Jumper

Theatrical Release: February 14, 2008
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Synopsis

The science fiction thriller leaps into a new realm with JUMPER, which begins the epic adventures of a man who discovers that he possesses the exhilarating ability to instantly teleport anywhere in the world he can imagine. From New York to Tokyo, from the ruins of Rome to the heart of the Saharan Desert, anywhere is possible for David Rice (HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN), until he begins to see that his freedom is not total, that he’s not alone . . . but part of an ongoing, global war that threatens the very survival of his rare and extraordinary kind.

Dove Review

“Jumper” is a film with a premise similar to “Quantum Leap”. David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns he has the ability to teleport himself to different places in the world including Rome, Tokyo and New York City. He can control where he goes and he makes selfish use of this ability, for example when he robs a bank of a lot of money. He unwittingly involves his girlfriend Millie (Rachel Bilson) and trouble finds him around every corner when he learns that a man named Roland (Samuel L. Jackson) is bent on killing him, and shockingly enough, another jumper whom David eventually bumps into.

David must learn if he is truly different than the other jumper, named Griffin (Jamie Bell) who is willing to go to great lengths including murder to save himself. Although the story is interesting and the special effects are nicely executed, there is implied sex outside of marriage in two scenes in the film, in addition to strong language. These content issues prevent us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie.

Content Description

Sex: Two implied situations of sex outside of marriage.
Language: J-3; S-5; H-5; F-1; P-1; B-1; G/OMG-2; Cr*p-1
Violence: Several characters are beaten and killed; some electrocutions; one character is stabbed in the stomach; little blood shown.
Drugs: A few bar scenes and drinking scenes.
Nudity: Woman's back seen from behind (wearing bra).
Other: A lead character robs a bank in order to support his lifestyle and shows no remorse.

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: David S. Goyer and Jim Uhls
Director: Doug Liman
Producer: Lucas Foster
Genre: Action
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter