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21 Jump Street

Comedy Action


 

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to school to blend in and bring down a drug ring.

In the case of "21 Jump Street", the fact it doesn't suck is the most surprising. From the very outset, the film makes us aware its 80's reprise is not original, and setting such a tone makes it easier to like and laugh. The bumbling detectives play their parts well, lost in the world of the modern high-school and playing up the geek/jock stereotypes to hilarious results. Unfortunately, most of the jokes are hit and miss beyond this point, compounded by a long running time and unnecessary vulgarity. Jump to it!

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 15th March 2012
109 mins