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21 Jump Street (2012)



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 earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. -- (C) Sony Picturesmore
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Michael Bacall, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell, Jonah Hill
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2012
Box Office: $134.0M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Jonah Hill
as Schmidt
Brie Larson
as Molly Tracey
Dave Franco
as Eric Molson
Rob Riggle
as Mr. Walters
DeRay Davis
as Domingo
Ice Cube
as Captain Dickson
Chris Parnell
as Mr. Gordon
Ellie Kemper
as Ms. Griggs
Jake M. Johnson
as Principal Dadier
Holly Robinson Peete
as Officer Judy Hoffs
Caroline Aaron
as Annie Schmidt
Joe Chrest
as David Schmidt
Rye Rye
as Jr. Jr.
Johnny Simmons
as Billiam Willingham
Keith Kurtz
as DJ Ay Papi
Peter Epstein
as One-Percenter #1
Anthony Molinari
as One-Percenter #2
Luis Da Silva Jr.
as One-Percenter #3 - L...
Dominic Alexander
as One-Percenter #4 - L...
Mike Seal
as One-Percenter #5 - E...
Spencer Boldman
as French Samuels
Carol Sutton
as Hamilton Principal
Tiffney Wagoner
as Prostitute
Andrea Madison
as Prostitute
Hristo Birbochukov
as Accompanist
Candi Brooks
as VW Bug Driver
Brittany Alger
as Eric's Friend
Joshua Nelms
as Naked Drama Threesom...
Courtney Jarrell
as Naked Drama Threesom...
Melissa Cordero
as Naked Drama Threesom...
Beau DeLatte
as Adorable Boy
Mark Adams
as Police Chief
Nick Offerman
as Deputy Chief Hardy
Jake Johnson
as Principal Dadier
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News & Interviews for 21 Jump Street

Critic Reviews for 21 Jump Street

All Critics (210) | 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

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
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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.

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

21 Jump Street Quotes

Captain Dickson: Rule number 2 on Jump Street. Burns.
Burns: Do not have sexual relations with students or teachers, sir.
Captain Dickson: You hear that? That's you. Don't do it man. Keep that dirty dick in your pants. Don't fuck no students. Don't fuck no teachers.
Schmidt: Sir, I know we come off as a couple of lady killers, but i promise you we'll be super professional at the job.
Captain Dickson: Clearly I wasn't talking to you big titties. You cherub-looking mother fucker.
– Submitted by Sarah K (23 months ago)
Annie Schmidt: I love dick? You think that's funny? Wonder Years douche? What kind of a sick animal draws an ejaculating penis into an eight year old's mouth?
Jenko: Kind of looks like...an airplane...throwing up.
Annie Schmidt: You think I don't know that's a dick and balls? I know all about dick and balls! I used to party with Robert Downey Jr. before he got sober when he was really fucked up and a lot of fun!
– Submitted by Sarah K (23 months ago)
Jenko: I didn't punch him because he was gay. I punched him...and then he happened to turn out to be gay afterwards.
– Submitted by Sarah K (23 months ago)
Deputy Chief Hardy: You going anywhere Schmidt? We've got time.
Schmidt: I had a thing but I could probably push it back
– Submitted by Abdul K (24 months ago)

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