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21 Jump Street

Action . Crime . Comedy

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Actors: Dave Franco , Brie Larson , Jonah Hill , Channing Tatum , Jake Johnson , Johnny Depp , Rob Riggle , Nick Offerman , Ice Cube , Ellie Kemper
Directors: Phil Lord , Christopher Miller
Country: USA
Release: 2012-03-16
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  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Underneath, 21 Jump Street is a riot of risks that pay off, the biggest of which might be handing Tatum funny business.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

    Jonah Hill is masterful at delivering an absurd story with so much sweetness, the nonsense ceases to get in the way.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    The funniest movie I've seen in more than a year.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    We have lots of terminology for what happens when two male stars appear to have the platonic hots for each other. The genre is called bromance. The feelings are bromantic. The orientation is bromosexuality. What Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have in 21 Jump Street scrambles, transcends, and explodes all of that.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    This is the rare breed of Hollywood studio production that has the brash spirit of an independent picture and the sharp wit of a stand-up comic.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    This movie embraces everything that should make it lousy, calling out itself for aping the source's bad ideas then flipping the script with meta precision.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Peter Bradshaw

    In its outrageous way, 21 Jump Street has real laughs.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    Miller and Lord clearly understand the push-and-pull and hyper-competitiveness that make guy friendships both complex and stupid. That it comes to life so fully in 21 Jump Street is what gives the film an endearing, punch-you-in-the-arm-because-I-like-you-man charm.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    Without a doubt, stupid, but it's willfully stupid, built in the comic style of "The Hangover" and "Due Date." Better yet, it also is genuinely funny, which is the point.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Olly Richards

    21 Jump Street has that "Anchorman" experimental-chaos vibe, with all the hit-and-miss moments that implies. It's completely lunatic and sort of a mess. It's also the funniest high-school comedy to come out of Hollywood in ages.

    Empire Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    Not since Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg teamed up in "The Other Guys" has an onscreen pairing proved as comically rewarding as the inspired partnership of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Peter Hartlaub

    This film is even better if you come in with no spoilers and low expectations.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    He's not in Mark Wahlberg's league, and 21 Jump Street isn't quite as funny as "The Other Guys," but by lampooning himself here, Tatum has bought himself a grace period to grow in.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    The dialogue is fast-paced and full of pop-culture references. It all makes for an entertaining blend of buddy-cop action and irreverent teen-comedy satire.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Like Marilyn Monroe and Judy Holliday before him, Tatum is sublime at playing dumb (as a dim pretty boy, he seems to be channeling Brad Pitt in "Burn After Reading"), just as Hill shrewdly deploys his body mass for maximum physical comedy (even slimmed down, with an Oscar nomination under that tightened belt, he carries himself with a fat man's comically elephantine grace).

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Are we always still in high school in our heads? 21 Jump Street thinks so. And Hill and Tatum are just the crazy-ass comedy team to prove it.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    Whatever you call 21 Jump Street, this potty-mouthed and drug-laced reimagining of the 1980s TV show has one of the highest laughs-per-minute ratios since the "Naked Gun" films.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    The drug humor in 21 Jump Street carries its own distinction, in that it's actually humor.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    The movie has entertaining cameos, too, especially one by Holly Robinson Peete. At 23, she played Officer Judy Hoffs on the TV show. At 48, she plays … Officer Judy Hoffs, the oldest undercover cop on Jump Street. Absurd? Of course. But pretty funny, too.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    One of the pleasures of 21 Jump Street is that the screenplay by Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill is happy to point out all of its improbabilities; the premise is preposterous to begin with, and they run with that.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Jaime N. Christley

    Like many almost-great comedies, 21 Jump Street is frontloaded with the best go-for-broke gags and lines.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Andrew Lapin

    The devil-may-care attitude is what makes 21 Jump Street so entertaining.

    NPR Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    21 Jump Street isn't a wild, fresh reinvention of the movie-cliché-spoofing genre - this isn't "Airplane!" we're talking about - but it's also not a drearily overfamiliar retread of it.

    Slate Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    It wants to be fun and, to a perhaps surprising extent, it is. Largely forsaking the sweet multiculturalism of the original for white-dude bromance, and completely abandoning earnest teenagers-in-crisis melodrama in favor of crude, aggressive comedy, this 21 Jump Street is an example of how formula-driven entertainment can succeed.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    The project loses traction toward the end, as the picture strains to become a full-blooded action film - the very thing it spends the rest of its time mocking. And yet 21 Jump Street earns my genial nod because of its limber, 120-IQ take on the whole notion of movie revivals.

    Time Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    For now, 21 Jump Street is a small puff of fresh air simply because it's not, like umpteen other releases coming down the pike, based on a comic-book series.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller get nearly everything -- the tone, the self-referential nods to the shoe and the dead-solid-perfect surprises -- just right.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    It has a bad, slapstick first act but by midpoint becomes strangely compelling, tapping into the fantasy of reliving one's high-school years (which did a number on us all) and getting it right.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    By casting Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as fish-out-of-water buffoons, the irreverent result feels fresher than most '80s-show reboots, effectively flipping the address Johnny Depp made famous.

    Variety Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    It's a deeply uneven film that can't decide if it's a satire, a joke, a thriller or a heartstring-tugger, and in dithering in its tone and its aims it ultimately turns out to be none of the above.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    It's more consistently amusing and inspired than an adaptation of an '80s TV show has any right to be.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Some of the funniest scenes belong to Ice Cube's "angry black captain" who goes on profane rants that would make Samuel L. Jackson proud.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • James Mottram

    With Hill on co-scripting duties with Scott Pilgrim scribe Michael Bacall, 21 Jump Street was always going to live or die by its gags. Fortunately, it boasts that sweet-yet-dirty comedy that Hill revels in.

    Total Film Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    This cheerfully chaotic, gleefully vulgar action-comedy retread of the old television series has box-office success written all over it, and where's the harm? It's irresistibly funny until it isn't.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Through it all, Tatum and Hill are totally winning.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    The longer this "Abbott and Costello's Lethal Weapon" goes on, the more the fun dissipates - until a queasily violent climax, which, naturally, fully embraces genre stereotypes rather than dismantling them.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Melissa Anderson

    Though these mismatched cops bounce well off each other, Tatum, in his first comedic lead role, is the better performer, both more riotous and affecting.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Ben Sachs

    Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) seem to be after the gentle irreverence of David Gordon Green's buddy flick "Pineapple Express," but without his sensitivity and attention to character the movie quickly grows monotonous.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Look for a cameo by a movie star whose initials are J.D.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    A try-anything, fitfully amusing muddle that wears its mocking cynicism a bit too proudly.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    Not that anyone was asking for a reboot of the series that is perhaps best remembered as the launching pad for Johnny Depp's career, but here it comes anyway. The film will probably gain several points on the likability scale for its sheer unexpectedness and modest ambitions.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
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