22 Jump Street

Critics 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.

84%

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Total Count: 218

77%

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User Ratings: 170,273
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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

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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
Joe Chrest
as David Schmidt
Rye Rye
as Jr.Jr.
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
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 Schachter
as Spring Break Student
Brian Schacter
as Spring Break Student
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Critic Reviews for 22 Jump Street

All Critics (218) | Top Critics (52)

  • 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.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • '22 Jump Street' tries to catch a meta-wave on the shoulders of its stars, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

    Jun 26, 2014
  • 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.

    Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…
  • 22 Jump Street is hardly fresh, but the picture has enough energy to get by.

    Jun 18, 2014 | Full Review…

    David Denby

    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.

    Jun 14, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 22 Jump Street

  • Apr 27, 2017
    More laffs as these two Hope and Crosby their way through college and spring break. Big laffs, especially the fight with the lady drug dealer.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2015
    Great. Not quite as good as the first film, but this is still definitely worth seeing. This is one hell of a funny movie.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2014
    22 Jump Street definitely the kind of movie you'd normally hate. Let's face it, the original was decent, but it was not begging for a second outing. Lightning so rarely strikes twice in the same spot, yet somehow, this money-grabbing sequel hits all the right buttons to make it more than just an okay follow up to the original; it's actually pretty damn close to surpassing it. Crucially, it's Tatum and Hill that make this function correctly; they are each other's perfect foil for the obvious bromance and self-referential sequel gags. Being in on the joke more than makes up for the lack of originality here, but their easy going chemistry and comedic timing help make such an unnecessary sequel almost feel necessary. Considering its length, the fact that the jokes stick more often than not is the film's saving grace, buying the audience plenty of good will. Let's hope they can rest on their laurels.
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2014
    Satirical and fun, 22 Jump Street keeps the laughs coming. Schmidt and Jenko find themselves being sent undercover once again, this time to find the supplier of a new drug that's sweeping the local college campus. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum deliver strong performances, and seem to have better chemistry than they had in the original. Additionally, the comedy is especially well-written, with lots of clever, self-referential humor about sequels. However, some the jokes are unnecessary crude and raunchy. And, the plot used a lot of cliches that add a generic quality to the film. Still, 22 Jump Street improves upon the original and delivers a smart and entertaining action/comedy.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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