21 Jump Street Reviews

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor
June 14, 2014

Consistently funny and surprisingly self-aware, 21 Jump Street is far better than expected. In fact, it's the best mainstream comedy in recent years.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: B
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 8, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Onion
Austin American-Statesman
January 8, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cammila Albertson
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 8, 2013

Remake or no, this movie is hysterical.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 30, 2012

21 Jump Street gets the remake job done with tongue-in-cheek style & plenty of outrageous moments.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 16, 2012

Because of Bacall's skill at writing great comedic material and Lord's and Miller's talent behind the camera, "21 Jump Street" became more than what it originally appeared to be, which is a surprise I'm always grateful for.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012

21 Jump Street takes the basic concept of the original series, and uses it to create an action/comedy that is not only palatable to modern audiences, but appealing as well.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 4, 2012

Co-written, produced by, and stars Jonah Hill, who took exactly the right attitude towards the movie: He and his costar Channing Tatum embraced the stereotypes, laughed at themselves, and came up with a surprisingly funny film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 17, 2012

21 Jump Street is a smartly stupid buddy comedy that plays with the ridiculousness of its set-up.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
July 15, 2012

Interchangeable with dozens of other "dude" comedies that have come before it.

Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
July 5, 2012

...feels more like a guerrilla stunt than a soulless and cynical cash grab. Hooray for Hollywood, I guess.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
June 27, 2012

Slick and funny as hell, 21 Jump Street is one of the best comedies of the year.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 25, 2012

A raucous, entertaining, and incredibly funny film that respects the premise of the original series...

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 23, 2012

For an action comedy, "21 Jump Street" had less action or comedy than I expected. It felt as if I spent too much time waiting for something to happen-either for a joke to fire, or a pistol.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
June 22, 2012

The best thing that can be said for it is that it never coasts on just one type of joke; funny in execution, not just in concept.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012

A floppy cross of high-school movie and buddy-cop comedy. Overdoses on flaccid penis and vagina 'jokes,' indulges in the ain't-this-cool?!ness of a cop-action flick, and passes out on the cliché-couch of bromance.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 30, 2012

The movie is perfectly pleasant, a smidgen too aware of itself but consistently sharp.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 30, 2012

While the film struggles at the start as Tatum and Hill share little chemistry, they improve minute by minute and are one of the shining lights by the end, their journey boasting a surprising emotional pull.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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