21 Jump Street (2012)

 21 Jump Street

Release Date: March 16, 2012

Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Runtime: 109 min

Tagline: The only thing getting blown tonight is their cover.

  Schmidt and Jenko are two new young looking police officers, whose boss feels that they don’t have what it takes to be on that force. He then transfers them to 21 Jump Street, a task force made for young looking cops to infiltrate crime rings, and Schmidt and Jenko are going to have to go back to high school and take down a drug ring.

 It’s actually a really funny film, and does a really great job of keeping comedic momentum. Some of it can get pretty silly, but I really enjoyed the film – as it had great comedy and pretty sweet action sequences. The only thing I disliked about it a little is how it took a turn for the predictable at times, but only on a few occasions – and other than that it was very great.

The whole cast is really just a great ensemble, and they each bring something special to the film. I didn’t think Tatum could be this funny, and he surprised me in this. Hill is also one of my favourite young comedy actors.

This film stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle and Ellie Kemper.

It’s one of the greatest comedy films of this year, one of my general favourite comedies, and the best action comedy mash-up I have seen this year. It’s in the same league as comedy film greats such as The Hangover and Superbad. 

90/100

Review written on: August 4, 2012 by Daniel Prinn

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