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21 Jump Street Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 21, 2012
Rigorous planning likely was involved in taking the dumb concept of "21 Jump Street" and turning it into something that seems so effortlessly brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
March 21, 2012
While hardly raising the bar in action-comedy, it's still a fun, irreverent, laugh-out-loud take on the beloved, small-screen original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
March 21, 2012
Halfway through this affable, inspired grab bag of a comedy, it hit me that what I was watching wasn't merely a good movie but the Greatest TV Adaptation Ever Made.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 21, 2012
I won't go so far as to say it's good, but 21 Jump Street is certainly better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 20, 2012
The humor may be coarse and crude but it is funny, and with these movies that is what counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
March 20, 2012
21 Jump Street is a cockamamie movie. It's as rowdy as a dick joke. After the 21st dick joke, I wanted to jump off. And after the dick jokes there's a load of excrement jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 19, 2012
It's immature, rude and sometimes quite funny, at least until the same gag makes a fourth or fifth lap around the track.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
It has a tone all its own: drunk enough to lower the inhibitions; not so drunk that it becomes unintelligible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 19, 2012
Funny and clever but ultimately dispiriting, with a finale that affirms the queasy wink-wink legalized bullying of its early police-vs.-citizens scenes, and that associates manhood with a willingness to kill with a gun -- all for a cheap laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
March 19, 2012
21 Jump Street is as fresh and original a comedy you'll ever find that is based on a totally stolen concept. If only all Hollywood rip-offs could be this good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 19, 2012
Strained and crass comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
March 19, 2012
It is entranced by male bonding, appendages and the chance to enact car chases, and but it's still a fairly filthy, funny flick that does nobody any harm.
March 19, 2012
It's certainly preferable to any recent Johnny Depp vehicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
March 18, 2012
It's also loaded with a series of sidesplitting moments that seem to work on simple brute force.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 18, 2012
[Hill and Tatum] are well cast and rather good, as in a knowing way is Ice Cube as their parodically irascible superior.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 18, 2012
A scattershot hodgepodge of scatological and penile humor, "21 Jump Street" owes less to Johnny Depp's 1987 television launch pad series than it does to a mentality of lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 18, 2012
A conscious two fingers to the old show's baby po-face.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 18, 2012
Maybe I'm just getting too old for this shit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
March 17, 2012
The most immature R-rated movie I've ever seen. And I've seen all three Jackasses, but this is a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7 out of 10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
March 17, 2012
Overall "21 Jump Street" is an over the top action film with comedy that is not always perfect, but what is perfect is the blast this undercover adventure is!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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