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22 Jump Street (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Boasting even more of the bromantic chemistry between its stars -- and even more of the goofy, good-natured humor that made its predecessor so much fun -- 22 Jump Street is the rare sequel that improves upon the original.

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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (c) Sony
Rating:
R (for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Box Office:
$154,295,930.00
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Cast

Jonah Hill
as Schmidt
Peter Stormare
as The Ghost
Ice Cube
as Captain Dickson
Jillian Bell
as Mercedes
Keith Lucas
as Keith Yang
Kenny Lucas
as Kenny Yang
Nick Offerman
as Deputy Chief Hardy
Jimmy Tatro
as Rooster
Caroline Aaron
as Annie Schmidt
Craig Roberts
as Spencer
Marc Evan Jackson
as Dr. Murphy
Joe Chrest
as David Schmidt
Eddie Fernandez
as Scarface
Rye Rye
as Jr.Jr.
Dax Flame
as Zack
Diplo
as Spring Break DJ
Tyler Forrest
as Stoned-Looking Kid
John Bostic
as University of Internet Professor
Dustin Nguyen
as Vietnamese Jesus
Ian Hoch
as Improv Student
Kate Adair
as Improv Student
Drew Cross
as Waiter
Katrina DeSpain
as Girl in Bathroom
Oscar Gale
as Tattoo Artist
Jackie Bohne
as Slam Poet
Jason Richard Allan Foster
as Rathskellar Host
Toby Nichols
as Boy at the Pond
Toby Holguin
as Mustached Goon
Eddie Perez
as Library Goon
Mickey Facchinello
as Drunk Beach Fight Girl
Tom Ventura
as Spring Break Student
Brian Schacter
as Spring Break Student
Brian Schachter
as Spring Break Student
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All Critics (200) | Top Critics (51)

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have clearly seen their share of crappy unnecessary sequels, and want to assure us that 22 Jump Street will follow proudly in that tradition.

Full Review… | September 22, 2016
The Atlantic
Top Critic

'22 Jump Street' tries to catch a meta-wave on the shoulders of its stars, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
indieWIRE
Top Critic

This sequel to the hit action comedy 21 Jump Street is better all around: the pacing is more consistent, the sight gags more imaginative, the self-referential jokes sharper.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

22 Jump Street is hardly fresh, but the picture has enough energy to get by.

Full Review… | June 18, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

22 Jump Street is pretty much the exact same movie as 21 Jump Street. It knows it, you know it, and it knows that you know it. And that is why it's brilliant.

Full Review… | June 14, 2014
ChristyLemire.com
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Self-referential irony is hardly a new gimmick, having served as the underlying premise for such franchises as Scream and Austin Powers, but rarely has it been indulged with such fervor.

Full Review… | June 13, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 22 Jump Street

½

Funny and irreverent, 22 Jump Street successfully entertains, and features amiable performances from Hill and Tatum.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

Yep I see what they did with the movie title there, clever I suppose but it isn't really anything to do with the original TV show now is it, its just a double team buddy cop comedy. The original flick was one of those movies I honesty don't really remember much about, I do recall it being surprisingly amusing and not a complete faceless load of shit but nothing monumentally amazing that stuck in my mind. So with that we have the obligatory follow up which basically sees the same shit happening to the same guys twice, how can this happen? how unlucky can this duo be? aren't they too old for this shit? Instead of high school its now college in a highly original plot line (people got paid to think this up?) and guess what...there are some bad guys to nail on the college campus. Que everything we saw in the first movie...but on a college campus? really? So by now you're probably thinking I'm about to destroy this movie...well maybe...OK just a bit. The fun takes time to get going, its a slow slow start and I was getting itchy feet. It plays out like any bog standard 80's action flick, they catch the bad guys at the start but there's a shoot out and they get away...only to pop up later in the movie. We see the two main characters entering college and trying to fit in pretty much as they did previously in high school. Naturally this means Hill has trouble being the fat not so good looking half of the duo, whilst Tatum being a jock fits the scene like a glove and hits it off with some football lugs. For me the film only really starts to hit its stride when Hill ends up banging Ice Cube young student daughter which was a solid twist I genuinely didn't see coming. The sequences involving Hill, Cube, his daughter and Hill's parents are really very good and save the film from the boredom of the cliched sequences where the undercover pair are in classes trying to be students. A later scene where Cube is debriefing the pair and Tatum only just clicks to what's being going on with Hill's bedroom antics is a particularly funny scene, cheesy but good. Things take an odd turn when Tatum's relationship with a football jock seems to get very close, I realise they are meant to be best buds but Jesus I was really expecting some real bromance toilet humour in some scenes. I was waiting for the homosexual gags yet amazingly it didn't happen! would have had money down on that here and there. On from there you get the obligatory break up of the cop duo as they go their separate ways which I didn't get. Tatum decides to stay in college and play football...so did he quit being a cop? surely you can't do both? yet apparently he was able to keep his undercover role and do both after all. There are the odd small sequences where the pair perform as real cops with all the proper gear yet in a spoof type manner. Tatum being the more athletic fit cop where as Hill...well you can guess. Towards the end you are presented with more obligatory cop action bits and pieces like a car chase with a fancy car and the sort of sneaky twist for the main bad guy behind everything. I think the words obligatory and rehashed cover this movie pretty conclusively really. Its not a terrible movie, its not a great hilariously funny movie, its a reasonable buddy cop comedy satire/spoof but wholly unoriginal. The best bit about the whole film was the end credits sequence where the franchise is mocked completely by showing us spoofed movie posters and little clips for future installments in the franchise. The actual problem for that being they have literately covered everything that could possibly be done for a third film. So when that next sequel does turn up its genuinely not gonna feel any good because they have spoofed the whole franchise sequels aspect so well at the end here. Mocking repetitive fast food cash grab sequels huh...but at what point does this franchise actually become just that?

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

A solid comedy with plenty of laughs, '22 Jump Street' just does't do enough to convince that it is better than the original, despite the great comedic chemistry between the Tatum and Hill and all the hilarious mayhem within its runtime...and a little beyond it.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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