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22 Jump Street Reviews

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Top Critic
David Sims
The Atlantic
September 22, 2016
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.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The mere fact that the filmmakers are aware that they're playing the role of a wholly unoriginal cog in the corporate machine does not really excuse their unoriginality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
April 12, 2016
Yes, the movie feels every bit the hot mess it pretends to be, but it's also as shrewd and careful a live-action sequel as you're likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 8, 2016
The film's end credits feature more unbridled creativity than most films employ in their entireties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 11, 2015
22 Jump Street belongs to Hill and Tatum. Thankfully, their offbeat, odd-couple vibe is still ridiculously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
November 17, 2014
Magnificently stupid with flashes of brilliance. "22 Jump Street" is a zany action comedy that fizzles a bit at the end, but generates enough laughter to make it a very worthwhile sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
November 17, 2014
While "22 Jump Street" may not be quite as funny as its predecessor, it still manages to deliver a multitude of laughs over its stretched runtime, all while using pretty much the same premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
If there's a funnier comedy this year, it'll have to be something quite special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
November 5, 2014
Provides another showcase for the ever-shlubby Hill and the ever-hunky Tatum
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
Despite some inevitable lulls, several scenes are as consistently funny as anything we've seen for years. And, like Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in last year's The Heat, the dialogue between the two leads makes up for the holes in the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
September 21, 2014
Full of inside jokes (hey, we're making a sequel) and fantastic performances, "22 Jump Street" is everything you want in a sequel and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 1, 2014
Its adhering to formula nearly kills the film for that middle hour while the bromance plot thread is arguably based in latent homophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 2, 2014
While this film is dominated by vulgar, slapstick humor, it is not exactly brain dead. There is a certain self-aware, self-mocking quality to it. It also helps that the characters are basically good guys.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 30, 2014
It doesn't disguise its intention as a blockbuster summer sequel that's more financially than creatively motivated.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 29, 2014
This is a film that is creative enough... to mock its own lack of creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 26, 2014
Proving that sometimes the same joke is funnier the second time around, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return for a major serving of big, broad, stupid laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
June 26, 2014
All you really need to know is that it's the cleverest sequel to a dumb movie of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Hylton
Dark Horizons
June 26, 2014
The jokes are fresh and more often than not manage to produce some big laughs.
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
June 26, 2014
'22 Jump Street' tries to catch a meta-wave on the shoulders of its stars, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
David Stratton
The Australian
June 25, 2014
While much of this is pretty standard stuff, it's all easy to take thanks to the engaging performances from the two leads. The screenplay contains quite a few funny lines, and the direction by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller is crisp and efficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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