This told a better story than the video game. Apart from some really bad eye-rolling moments (some *really* cheesy dialogue, WMDs), I really liked this movie. Jake was not bad, and Ben Kingsley always delivers. The use of political subtext was pretty clever and added a lot of flavor to the story (even with the WMD bit). And the parkour effects were done very well.
My wife and I just started watching this a couple weeks ago. I'm not sure why we skipped it before but now we've seen all the episodes on Hulu. I'm not sure if I'd say it is the best show on tv, but it is certainly very good.