BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: 22 Jump Street Reviews

By Dr. Know on June 12th, 2014

Critic Reviews for 22 Jump Street

via Rotten Tomatoes

Like its stars, “Jump Street” gets extra credit for getting by on charm while sticking to the rules.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: New York Daily News
 

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Enjoyably light on its feet, even when it’s self-consciously treading old ground.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Washington Post
 

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It works well enough, more often than not, though heightened levels of raunch and chaos seem not so much meta as frantic.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
 

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It’s the sequel to end all sequels. The only problem: It’s so irresistibly funny it’ll probably spawn a trilogy.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
 

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The movie is crammed with jokes about how bad sequels are. And guess what? Exactly.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Newsday
 

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

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: New York Times
 

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Hill may still be the experienced rib tickler, but Tatum may soon take his crown and together they make 22 Jump Street a real treat.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Film Racket
 

Film Racket

22 Jump Street might not be as consistently funny as its predecessor, but it is twice as clever.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
 

Mark Reviews Movies

Not what you would call fully formed, but it’s still fun. Channing Tatum keeps getting better and better.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
 

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Remember that feeling when you realized The Hangover II was A sequel that has as many laughs as a Texas spring has tornadoes.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Lord and Miller continue to mine a similar vein of absurdist gags, boosting the laughs-per-minute ratio of its predecessor.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
 

Flicks.co.nz

It doesn’t have the pleasant surprise factor of the first film, but it’s actually even better.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: BuzzFeed
 

BuzzFeed

Channing Tatum again proves to be the funniest person on-screen, nailing the sweetly dumb act (“I’m the first person in my family to pretend to go to college.”).

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Columbus Alive
 

Columbus Alive

22 Jump Street may be the most arbitrary sequel since Bad Boys II. If it’s not the worst, that’s strictly because of Channing Tatum.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Orange County Register
 

Orange County Register

The creative team behind this, including the two leads, end up giving far more than the minimum they could have gotten away with — which results in an unusually fun and funny film.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
 

Austin Chronicle

22 Jump Street could be the greenest comedy sequel of the new century so far, a movie that takes recycling crime caper clichés to absurdist extremes.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)
 

Daily Herald (IL)

The movie always operates on two wavelengths – one a dumb movie sequel full of dumb movie clichés and the other a movie mocking those very clichés.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com
 

honeycuttshollywood.com

Since this genre has more than exhausted itself over three and a half decades, writers Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman are smart to hold a mirror up to the buddy cop genre, generating the comedy through self-awareness and self-deprecation.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: FoxNews.com
 

FoxNews.com

The best bromantic comedy since 2009’s I Love You, Man.

June 12, 2014Full Review Source: Access Hollywood
 

Access Hollywood
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