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21 Jump Street

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Action

Release Date :

March 16, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Phil Lord, Chris Miller

Starring :

Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Jake M. Johnson, Johnny Simmons, Johnny Pemberton, Dakota Johnson, Ellie Kemper

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : A-

“..what this fast, cheeky, and very funny interpretation of the original premise sacrifices in teachable moments, it makes up for in intelligent giddiness..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5

“..there are so many reasons this buddy comedy shouldn't work, but it earns an A in practically every subject..”
by Kelsea Stahler [Hollywood.Com]
2.5 of 4

“..the use of profanity makes 21 Jump Street seem more juvenile than adult..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4.5 of 5

“..the show's strength was that it was serious about silly premise..”
by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5

“..the longer this Abbott and Costello's Lethal Weapon goes on, the more the fun dissipates-until a queasily violent climax..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..the irreverent result feels fresher than most '80s-show reboots, effectively flipping the address Johnny Depp made famous..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
3.5 of 5

“..the film is stuffed with lowbrow meta stylings..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3.5 of 5

“..the fact that this is a remake of an old show is not lost on anyone involved..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..the drug humor in "21 Jump Street" carries its own distinction, in that it's actually humor..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 5

“..thanks to charming leads and a smattering of laughs, this is still worth a punt for fans of light buddy comedies..”
by Anna Smith [Time Out]
“..only mildly amusing, a film that was probably a lot funnier in the writers' room than it is on the screen..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
3 of 4

“..like many almost-great comedies, 21 Jump Street is frontloaded with the best go-for-broke gags and lines..”
by Jaime N. Christley [Slant Magazine]
“..keep the comic pace humming along agreeably with the same sort of animated energy they provided for those raining meatballs..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..its charms wear thin the longer it goes on and the climax is needlessly violent..”
by Henry Fitzherbert [Daily Express]
“..if you don't like dick jokes, don't go..”
by David Poland [Movie City News]
“..All they do now is recycle shit from the past and expect nobody to notice..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]

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