Review Roundup: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Return in 22 JUMP STREET!
The comedic duo that delighted audiences in hit film '21 Jump Street' is back again! Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return in '22 Jump Street', a sequel to the 2012 comedy.
After the success of the 21 Jump Street program, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) once again find themselves going undercover to catch a drug dealer, but this time in a far different venue; a college campus. Complications ensue as the two attempt to blend into college life, especially when Jenko finds a place amongst the jocks and Schmidt squeezes himself into the bohemian art scene. Not only must the duo crack the case, but find a way to manage their ever immature partnership.
Written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, '22 Jump Street' stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, and Ice Cube, with appearances by Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt, Anna Faris, and Queen Latifah.
Let's see what the critics had to say!
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times: In 2012, Schmidt rode the geek-nation wave and even scored romantically, while Jenko the jock felt the sting of rejection. The new movie somewhat reverses that dynamic even as it continues to milk jokes about who's popular and not. It's an odd coupling that still tickles a comedy sweet spot partly because both actors are naturally likable and seem to be having a good time.
Zaki Hasan, The Huffington Post: ...22 Jump Street manages the rare feat of being a sequel that's just as good as its predecessor.
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post: "22 Jump Street" steers blessedly clear of common sequel traps, even while brazenly committing so many of the form's sins.
Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Gate: It's coarse, free-flowing and playful. People talk the way they talk in real life. It has no sentiment of any kind and no phony uplift. No one becomes a better person for having watched it... And it's really funny, not "heh-heh" funny, but laugh-out-loud funny, virtually scene by scene.