Overall Rank: 784
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 316
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/26/2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Actors: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Johnny Simmons, Johnny Depp, Ice Cube
Plot: A group of young police officers control youth crime by going undercover as students in local high schools. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/25/2019
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's chemistry is superb in this memorably funny action comedy.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/29/2016
A pretty hilarious send-up of the buddy cop genre with Tatum and Hill actually making a pretty darn good team together. And, who knew that just a few short years later Brie Larson would win an Oscar? A killer cameo from Depp and Ice Cube acting the part and you have a winning formula. It took me long enough to finally see this, but it was worth the wait.
Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015
A hilarious buddy cop film which is very self-aware and mocks buddy cop films and our current culture. I loved this movie and was surprised by just how good it was.
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Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 06/11/2014
The gross out comedy bromance has pretty much become its own genre at this point, and its formula is precise. Movies like this usually have two male leads and the two are friends until something comes between them, but at the end they’re friends again. It was great in Superbad, but in recent years it’s gotten a little bit tiresome.
21 Jump Street, I’m happy to say, is able to separate itself apart from most entries in the genre by adding a crime caper and some genuinely hilarious moments in the mix. Sure the bromance breaks up and then re-unites like all the other movies of this kind, but “21” does a good job of making sure the drama services the characters and their journeys.
The crime thriller aspect that keeps the pace of the film from getting laggy improves the …
Rod - wrote on 05/24/2013
Schmidt and Jenko are two individuals who unlikely become partners. They finished high school together and helped each other out to graduate and became police officers. They are tasked to go undercover to a high school to catch the supplier of a drug, and that means, them pretending students again and they have to blend in with these school kids.
I was prepared that this movie would be so awesome and very cool! But when I was actually seeing the movie, yeah, I wasn't prepared enough. The film was indeed a good mix of comedy and action. Tatum and HIll definitely have this charisma doing comedy. Honestly, I knew Hill would do so much good in this, BUT Tatum, I was surprised that he can do such good comedy performance!
What made it awesomer was Johnny Depp playing a character …
MovieAddict - wrote on 05/19/2012
"You know what they do to handsome guy like me in prison. It Rhymes with GRAPE. It Rhymes with grape"
A couple of inept rookie cops -- chubby dork Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and a dimwitted muscular jock Jenko (Channing Tatum) are given an assignment by their straight talking Captain Dickson (Ice Cube embracing his role of the stereotypical angry black guy), to go undercover as teenagers (since they are both young-looking) to investigate the explosion of designer drugs called HFS in their high school. Their mission is to arrest the supplier and try their best to stop the spread of the drugs. Enrolled as brothers the pair soon discovers that high school has changed a lot in seven years. When Schmidt and Jenko had originally attended high school, Schmidt was the nerd and Jenko the cool prom …
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