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21 Jump Street

Featuring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum & Brie Larson

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Better than i expected by far!

| | See all Lisse1's reviews (1)

This is a cracking comedy with lots of funny moments throughout the entire film, my fella chose this film and i don't know what i expected but i really enjoyed it. Give it a try :) Plus it has the very sexy "Dear John" Actor so great for the ladies aswell as the blokes lol

  THE ONLY THING GETTING BLOWN IS THEIR COVER

| | See all SandoEntertainingU's reviews (247)

Cannot compare this to any other comedy film I have seen, it is very funny and easy to watch, with the action as well as the comedy. A great cop comedy film. Listen to the reviews and watch this.

  Hugely Enjoyable

| | See all Du1bl2in3's reviews (3)

Loved this remake of the classic tv series. I watched the show and liked the nods to it in the film. Hill and Tatum work really well together as friends and manage to mix comedy with some sweeter moments. I also loved them calling attention to various tropes which made me smile. The supporting cast were great too. Dave Franco seemed to relish the darker side of his character and is well spoken of in the commentary. In terms of special features I would have loved a blooper reel but the commentary is enjoyable.

  brilliant film

| | See all pinkchickxx87xx's reviews (88)

i didnt think this was going to be my kind of film but i'm so glad i watched it its hilarious i laughed from the beginning to the credits at the end! i have since recommended it to everyone! great film

  comedy of the year? yeah why not!

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I didn't know of the franchise before this movie so base my review on what I experienced on the movie and not on what I know of the franchise itself.

So from the movie the characters (Tatum and Hill) are police officers who end up screwing up on a normal job and they are then sent to work with Ice cube in an undercover programme. The film starts with laughs and action as well as minor background notice of who the characters are.

The fun starts when they are assigned to High school to find the leading dealer of a new drug being dealt around. With Tatums experience with popularity at their old high school he tries to teach Hill how to fit in with the popular, with Hill succeeding more than Tatum which then leads out to testing their friendship, the very partnership on the job as well as testing how they feel about their previous lifes in high school and what they could have now.

It is a very good movie, great charisma from the leading pair, great script, it doesn't take itself too seriously and just has fun with what their working with. The action scenes are both great and hilarious at stages and this is what an action comedy should be.

Also there is a cameo appearance by one very legend of a man and believe me he does not dissapoint :)

Overall Verdict:
Great laughs, great action thrills, great acting, great chemistry, great script. 21 Jump Street does not do any wrongs but rather many rights and creates a visual experience that anybody will or should enjoy.

21 Jump Street: 8/10

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  A Clever and Funny Take on the High School Comedy

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Based on an 80's TV show that not many people will remember 21 Jump Street sees police academy graduates Schmidt and Jenko sent undercover to a local high school to infiltrate a local drugs ring.

As the film happily admits during an early scene the US has hardly had a shortage of remakes in recent times but, while it perhaps tries a little too hard to be outrageous on occasions, 21 Jump Street has enough clever ideas and laugh out loud moments to ensure fans of films such as The Hangover will not be disappointed.

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  A Clever and Funny Take on the High School Comedy

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Based on an 80's TV show that not many people will remember 21 Jump Street sees police academy graduates Schmidt and Jenko sent undercover to a local high school to infiltrate a local drugs ring.

As the film happily admits during an early scene the US has hardly had a shortage of remakes in recent times but, while it perhaps tries a little too hard to be outrageous on occasions, 21 Jump Street has enough clever ideas and laugh out loud moments to ensure fans of films such as The Hangover will not be disappointed.

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  Funniest film I have seen in a long time

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This has to be one of the cleverest comedies I have seen for a while, I would definitely recommend it!

  "I BLAME GLEE!"

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"I blame Glee," grumbles one time popular jock Jenko (Channing Tatum), who finds upon his undercover return to high school that up is down, right is wrong and tolerance is in.
For all its pretensions to being just another stoner comedy in the Pineapple Express vein, 21 Jump Street just might be the smartest high school movie Hollywood's produced in a while, because it's the first to really acknowledge that the rules have changed.
Written by Scott Pilgrim Vs The World scribe Michael Bacall, it's perhaps no surprise that this particular comedy has the intellectual edge over its genre peers, as it takes obvious pleasure in reversing the established power play between jock and nerd.
Jenko and chubby Eminem wanna be Schmidt (Jonah Hill) were polar social opposites at school but later became BFFs at police academy. One botched arrest too many gets them reassigned to 21 Jump Street, an undercover operation for youthful looking officers that's based in a Korean church and headed up by an angry black police captain (Ice Cube) who tells them to "Embrace your stereotypes!" But when they arrive back at school, posing as students with the aim of uncovering the source of a new drug, they discover that even the stereotypes have changed. They weave through the student body on their first day, Jenko becoming increasingly bemused as he tries and fails to identify the various cliques. The cool kid is nowadays more often than not the preppy hipster in the skinny jeans and thick rimmed nerd glasses or, in this instance, the weedy eco warrior/drug dealer (Dave Franco). As Schmidt gleefully discovers, comic books, environmental awareness and general tolerance are top of the cool list in this brave new social world. Despite the films 80s TV roots, one of co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller's smartest moves is to avoid wallowing in nostalgia for their small screen source material, particularly given that the show is best known both for launching Johnny Depp with the teen idol label he spent the majority of his career trying to shake off and being a bit rubbish. There's no assumption here that the viewer has seen or even heard of the series, but those who have are thrown the odd bone most notably in the form of Depp's outlandish third act cameo. Instead of tired callbacks or in jokes, Bacall's script is laced with moments of sharp, surreal hilarity, delivered by and large with a kind of self effacing efficiency that at its best recalls Edgar Wright's faultless handle on Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. The sequence that sees Schmidt and Jenko tripping during a conversation with a school security guard is a pure bizarre pleasure look out for the eyebrows moment, possibly one of the film's crowning achievements. There's some quality comedy mileage to be had from Schmidt's overly sentimental parents,too "It looks like I died in a car crash and you guys haven't moved on yet," Hill mutters upon entering their photo laden living room. As is ever the case with action parody, there's a point in the third act where the directors give in to the genre conventions they're mocking and indulge in an overlong car chase and gunfights sequence that feels off set with what had come before and slightly overblown. But this is a slight gripe and does not effect the pleasure of the film. It's a film that's smart and very funny and has so many laughs you'll be re-watching it.
This version of 21 Jump Street is one of the best comedies in ages and of course some will hate it, but for me it had me laughing from start to end.
See If you like
Starsky and Hutch (2003)
Superbad.
Pineapple Express.
Hot Fuzz.

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  "I BLAME GLEE!"

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"I blame Glee," grumbles one time popular jock Jenko (Channing Tatum), who finds upon his undercover return to high school that up is down, right is wrong and tolerance is in.
For all its pretensions to being just another stoner comedy in the Pineapple Express vein, 21 Jump Street just might be the smartest high school movie Hollywood's produced in a while, because it's the first to really acknowledge that the rules have changed.
Written by Scott Pilgrim Vs The World scribe Michael Bacall, it's perhaps no surprise that this particular comedy has the intellectual edge over its genre peers, as it takes obvious pleasure in reversing the established power play between jock and nerd.
Jenko and chubby Eminem wanna be Schmidt (Jonah Hill) were polar social opposites at school but later became BFFs at police academy. One botched arrest too many gets them reassigned to 21 Jump Street, an undercover operation for youthful looking officers that's based in a Korean church and headed up by an angry black police captain (Ice Cube) who tells them to "Embrace your stereotypes!" But when they arrive back at school, posing as students with the aim of uncovering the source of a new drug, they discover that even the stereotypes have changed. They weave through the student body on their first day, Jenko becoming increasingly bemused as he tries and fails to identify the various cliques. The cool kid is nowadays more often than not the preppy hipster in the skinny jeans and thick rimmed nerd glasses or, in this instance, the weedy eco warrior/drug dealer (Dave Franco). As Schmidt gleefully discovers, comic books, environmental awareness and general tolerance are top of the cool list in this brave new social world. Despite the films 80s TV roots, one of co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller's smartest moves is to avoid wallowing in nostalgia for their small screen source material, particularly given that the show is best known both for launching Johnny Depp with the teen idol label he spent the majority of his career trying to shake off and being a bit rubbish. There's no assumption here that the viewer has seen or even heard of the series, but those who have are thrown the odd bone most notably in the form of Depp's outlandish third act cameo. Instead of tired callbacks or in jokes, Bacall's script is laced with moments of sharp, surreal hilarity, delivered by and large with a kind of self effacing efficiency that at its best recalls Edgar Wright's faultless handle on Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. The sequence that sees Schmidt and Jenko tripping during a conversation with a school security guard is a pure bizarre pleasure look out for the eyebrows moment, possibly one of the film's crowning achievements. There's some quality comedy mileage to be had from Schmidt's overly sentimental parents,too "It looks like I died in a car crash and you guys haven't moved on yet," Hill mutters upon entering their photo laden living room. As is ever the case with action parody, there's a point in the third act where the directors give in to the genre conventions they're mocking and indulge in an overlong car chase and gunfights sequence that feels off set with what had come before and slightly overblown. But this is a slight gripe and does not effect the pleasure of the film. It's a film that's smart and very funny and has so many laughs you'll be re-watching it.
This version of 21 Jump Street is one of the best comedies in ages and of course some will hate it, but for me it had me laughing from start to end.
See If you like
Starsky and Hutch (2003)
Superbad.
Pineapple Express.
Hot Fuzz.

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