21 Jump Street (2012)

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Critic Consensus: A smart, affectionate satire of '80s nostalgia and teen movie tropes, 21 Jump Street offers rowdy mainstream comedy with a surprisingly satisfying bite.


Movie Info

In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years … More

Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell, Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2012
Box Office: $138.4M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Schmidt

as Molly Tracey

as Eric Molson

as Mr. Walters

as Domingo

as Captain Dickson

as Mr. Gordon

as Ms. Griggs

as Principal Dadier

as Deputy Chief Hardy

as Officer Judy Hoffs

as Annie Schmidt

as David Schmidt

as Jr. Jr.

as Billiam Willingham

as DJ Ay Papi

as One-Percenter #1

as One-Percenter #2

as One-Percenter #4 - L...

as One-Percenter #3 - L...

as One-Percenter #5 - E...

as French Samuels

as Hamilton Principal

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Accompanist

as VW Bug Driver

as Eric's Friend

as Naked Drama Threesom...

as Naked Drama Threesom...

as Naked Drama Threesom...

as Adorable Boy

as Police Chief

as Principal Dadier
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Critic Reviews for 21 Jump Street

All Critics (209) | Top Critics (43)

Fast, funny and smarter than its dunce-cap demeanor lets on.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

A lot smarter and a lot funnier than it has any real right to be.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013
Deadspin

Chaotic and far-fetched yet funny enough to have audiences rolling in the aisles.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

Given the broad drama of the series, their movie should be full of big ideas, and instead settles for redundant gags involving drugs, guns, and high school cliques.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Toledo Blade

The supporting characters add depth to the comedic pairing of Tatum and Hill.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Austin American-Statesman

Remake or no, this movie is hysterical.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
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Audience Reviews for 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street was an unexpected surprise. It's the funniest film of 2012 and amidst all the laughs manages to accurately portray the modern day high school. While the script is smart and the self-referential jokes are welcome, the movie belongs to its stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. They are a great comedy duo. This movie alone made me a fan of Tatum.

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Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

More of the same. A 100 min. (approx.) journey that wasn't jumpy enough to enjoy the ride. Besides, the casting disappointed big time.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

"21 Jump Street" may seem like a pointless reboot/remake of the classic Johnny Depp television show, and it pretty much is, but the thing that makes this film so great is the fact that it acknowledges that it is unoriginal and comes up with jokes that are actually funny! Something that has been missing from many comedies lately. The subtle points the film makes about being a film are hilarious, the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is arousing (watch the movie to see what I mean), and the directing is fantastic. The pace of this movie could not have been any better. Also, I welcome with open arms, James Franco's brother Dave, who, in his very first film role is great, even though some of his characters dialogue is a bit over-the-top. This is a film that should have been a disaster, but turned out to be a laugh-out-loud genius comedy. There are also some cameo's and some hidden background elements that pretty much trash the fact that films have too much product placement. Even though some parts go a little too far, and there are a lot, and I mean a lot of dick jokes, "21 Jump Street" is the best comedy of the year so far, and overall probably one of my favourite comedies.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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