22 Jump Street

Out Now On-Demand

After surviving high school, Jonah Hill (star and co-writer) and Channing Tatum return as detectives Schmidt and Jenko going back undercover - this time to infiltrate a university. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are also back.

When Jenko (Tatum) meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt (Hill) makes good with the bohemian art major scene, their bromance begins to strain. Now they don't have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship.

We praised the stellar laugh rate of 21 Jump Street a couple of years back, but faced with the quandary of how to follow up that surprisingly side-splitting effort, returning directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller put pedal to the metal. That this comes hot on the heels of their hectic humour on display in The Lego Movie explains much about the style of comedy on offer, as Lord and Miller continue to mine a similar vein of absurdist gags, boosting the laughs-per-minute ratio of its predecessor.

Amping up the ridiculousness may not work for some. 22 Jump Street often leaps beyond parody to the point of sheer silliness and too frequently leans on self-referential meta-comedy in mocking its own nature as a sequel. At one point early in the film, a whole scene sees diminishing comedic returns as this is overplayed, creating the disappointing feeling that this is all 22 Jump Street has going for it.

Luckily, that isn’t the case. The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum came as a surprise in the first film – 22 Jump Street surpasses 21 in this regard, with the pair proving an awesome odd couple and pushing the pic towards never-a-dull-moment territory. Tatum continues to reveal hitherto unseen comic chops while Hill delivers a consummate Jonah Hill performance. When they’re separated on screen the film’s still funny – when together it’s hilarious. That there’s reputedly a “serious cut” of the film removing all humour that's a mere ten minutes long says it all.

Total Film (UK)

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Bigger and better – 22 Jump Street joins the exclusive list of sequels that out-gun their originals. We’re already knocking at the door of no.23.

Empire (UK)

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Rare is the film that understands the pleasures of letting an enraged Ice Cube take out his wrath on an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Guardian (UK)

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In all its uncompromising goofiness, 22 Jump Street brings onstream a sugar-rush of entertainment.

Time Out London

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Tatum’s performance here is even more puppy-dog lovable than last time, and his scenes with Hill possess a goofy, low-key warmth too often lacking in big-budget comedy.

Variety (USA)

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Hits far more often than it misses.

Hollywood Reporter

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For once, cranking out a play-it-safe sequel yields something satisfying.

New York Times

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An exploding piñata of gags, pratfalls, winking asides, throwaway one-liners and self-reflexive waggery.

At The Movies (Australia)

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Hill and Tatum, both of whom are showing their versatility in a variety of roles lately, are terrific.

Awesome!!

Love this Sequel. It looked so much fun making the movie but it was funnier watching it. So So funny.


22 Jumps in a 12 Step Programme

Have you ever wanted to record the noises, comments and sounds you or others make during a movie? I thought about this after watching 22 Jump Street. I imagined recording all my laughter, snorts and expletives and tying them together to see how much time I spent in hysterics.

If laughter is the best medicine then you will need rehab after this film.

Oh yeah, and the most hilarious 'OH SH*T' moment in comedy, cinematic history.

A Heroin like 4/5 from me.


Jump Too Far

Laughed quite a bit but not nearly as funny as the first. Definitely worth a watch though.


It’s The Same Joke, But Told Really Well

The team that successfully rebooted 21 Jump Street into the modern era, return to tell the same joke and they do it well.

With Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprising their roles as ‘Jenko’ and ‘Schmidt’ and the majority of the supporting cast returning, we see 2 years is a long enough for them to come back with the same movie.

While it sounds bad, it is anything but as the joke IS the joke. With heavy self-reference and constant reiteration that they know they are doing it, it makes it feel fresh and ‘Meta’ with their delivery of comedy throughout the movie.

Releasing in the American Summer which proves a popular time for film, you can attach titles to show where they may sit in the large amount of releases over this time.

As such, if there was any one comedy that was released that would be the ‘comedy of the summer’, then it would be 22 Jump Street coming in guns blazing and awkwardly tripping over a book shelf.


second installment

I enjoyed this laugh a minute film all I wanted and expected was a comedy with a bit of action thrown in and that's what I got... similar one liners, capers and gags from years gone by but they all come together to lend to the laugh value, Tatum and Hill have some seriously good chemistry on screen and work well, its one of those no brainer funny movies you go to enjoy on a rainy day

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Terrible

I can honestly say that this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. A much weaker script this time around becomes too self-aware for its own good and the gags are at times plain desperate.


22 Jump Street

Comedy sequels are known for sucking. Luckily, that isn't the case with 22 Jump Street. Co-written by Jonah Hill and directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the creators of The Lego Movie. While maybe not as funny as 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street is a hilarious, entertaining meta buddy-cop comedy. Now that the lovable undercover cops Jenko and Schmidt have made their way through high school, they must go undercover again as college students to find the dealer supplying a popular new drug. Yes, It's exactly the same as the last movie, and it knows it. Predictably, the chemistry between Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum is mindblowing. Ice Cube is hysterical as the angry Captain Dickson, raging out on an all-you-can-eat buffet. Rob Riggle and Dave Franco return for a very funny cameo. 22 Jump Street is the funniest comedy of the year so far.


Funny Action Comedy

Awesome funny movie loved the first movie and really enjoyed this next instalment. 5 stars