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  • Summary: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 12, 2014
    88
    A hugely enjoyable shambles. It’s a comic deconstruction of that most useless of Hollywood artifacts — the blockbuster sequel — that refuses to take itself seriously on any level, which, face it, is just what we need as the summer boom-boom season shifts into high gear.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    Jun 8, 2014
    80
    Rare is the film that understands the pleasures of letting an enraged Ice Cube take out his wrath on an all-you-can-eat buffet. And which other blockbuster in 2014 would interrupt its climactic car chase to lob in a gag about Benny Hill?
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jun 12, 2014
    80
    A great deal of insanity ensues, none of which would work if Tatum and Hill weren't so disarming in their roles. Their level of comfort with the characters and each other helps 22 click.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
    Jun 11, 2014
    75
    There are certainly a lot of actors who can match Hill and Tatum as comic actors, but it’s the oddball connection between these two that makes for a very entertaining couple of hours at the movies.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 12, 2014
    75
    The sharp writing and tag-team antics lift 22 Jump Street to a high level.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jun 11, 2014
    70
    22 Jump Street squeezes every last drop of comic inspiration it can get from Tatum and Hill, as well as the very notion of a sequel to such a superfluous enterprise.
  7. Reviewed by: Jaime N. Christley
    Jun 9, 2014
    50
    As funny and batshit insane as the movie often is, the fact that 22 Jump Street knows it's a tiresome sequel doesn't save it from being a tiresome sequel, even as Lord and Miller struggle to conceal the bitter pill of convention in the sweet tapioca pudding of wall-to-wall jokes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. Jun 19, 2014
    10
    all i can say about this movie: the most hilarious comedy of the year! i really liked "21 Jump Street". it caught me by surprise, cause it was hilarious and awesome! but "22 Jump Street" is even better. in this movie, Schmidt and Jenko go undercover in college to stop a new drug ring for happening. like i said, this movie was hilarious, and it's even better cause it addresses it. first of all, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. these 2 dudes are the best! they got perfect chemistry with each other. and i really loved what they did to their characters in this movie, like it's kinda like a fork-road situation where they're like "Are we really what we want?" also, Ice Cube's in the movie, and he's awesome and hysterical too. there's this one scene where Ice Cube just melts down and i was like "it would've been even better if this guy could rage and melt down on almost everything". also, this movie has the best and funniest end credits ever! not only was the whole movie hilarious, but thanks to the end credits, it's comedy gold! the end credits are hysterical! i was laughing so much, i was like crying. and whenever a sequel pulls that off, that's a win. my main gripe with "22 Jump Street" is that it felt like it had a lotta plot points that were the same with this first movie. that kinda pulled me outta the movie a little bit, i was like "What? Really?" it kinda felt like it was rehashing the first movie a little bit. but all that aside, like i said: "22 Jump Street" is the most hysterical buddy-cop comedy we got so far this year. and i'll be damned if this wasn't better than the first movie, cause yea it was better and funnier. (with the most hysterical end credits ever!) Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    9
    honestly, I was so surprised with how good it was because i knew it was going to be funny but not as funny as that I have not seen a better comedy like that in..god knows how long. The movie was funny, exciting and the best part was the twists and turns in the movie i mean the movie itself is the same case from 21 jump street so you would think its funny but not as good as the first one. Also many comedies do make a sequel if they are successful such as anchorman, Bruce almighty etc and they aren't as good as the first one but 22 jump street..oh no it was fantastic so far out of seeing the biggest movies this year X men, Godzilla, Spider man etc also being a Die hard marvel fan this movie was the best i've seen this year i haven't laughed this much at a comedy and i have not witnessed a audience laugh as much also. I don't want to explain the plot because you just need to see it seriously this weekend go and see it and you will get what im on about. W_D2014 is my second acc didn't know how to delete a review so i re uploaded it Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2014
    8
    "We shoot dicks off here at jump street"

    Ah yes its rare that a reboot is successful but what's even more rare is when the sequel to the
    reboot is just as great if not better than the reboot itself. 22 Jump Street is pure awesomeness with plenty of action, and laugh out loud humor, i seriously did not stop laughing from start to finish because right out of the gate they had a little "previously on Jump Street" thing then it goes into a montage of clips from 21 Jump Street which was funny to me because it was a little nod to the tv show. I even cried a couple of times because of how hilarious the movie is which honestly was a great thing because after watching that crap Seth Macfarlane Western Comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" i needed a movie that would with out a doubt make me laugh and this delivered on all cylinders. You know that saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" because that's basically what the directors and writers did with this and surprisingly it worked.

    Following the events of 21 Jump Street Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are hot shots at their police department but instead of sticking with the Jump Street program they decide that they want to tryout being real cops protecting the town. While on a undercover mission they get made out to be cops and a big shoot out and car chase happens but the bad guys happen to get away with the drugs. This is when they get talked to again by their Chief (Nick Offerman) who then says they are being put back into the Jump Street program so they don't mess up anymore. Only this time the Koreans bought back their church so now they have a new kick ass headquarters that's across the street at the Vietnamese Church with "Vietnamese Jesus".

    From here we figure out the movies story which for the most part is the same as the first. Some new synthetic drug is making its way around a local college and one kid has died taking it so now its up to Schmidt and Jenko to get in and find out who is making the drugs. Once they are in college the movie has plenty of hilariously crazy moments also many awkward "Bro" moments mainly between Jenko and his new friend Zook (Wyatt Russell) which compared to Dave Franco who was the main new friend in the previous movie was a letdown as he wasn't funny at all at least Franco was a likable douche this guy was just a douche. Schmidt's story when at college is kinda the same as he has a girlfriend which at times does kinda slow the movie down but it SERIOUSLY pays off later as it leads to one of the most hilarious parts of the movie.

    What's cool about this movie's villain is that he was a major villain from 90's movies and its great because he is always bring up the past like when they are talking about the drugs he asks why not stick to older drugs like "coke" or "heroin" as those were the main drugs of choice for movies back then. Another great part was Nick Offerman's part and just like the first he talks **** about the actual movie saying " Ladies nobody gave a **** about the Jump Street reboot, but you got lucky. So now this department has invested a lot of money to make sure Jump Street keeps going." its things like that which can make a movie based off a tv show awesome.

    Overall i give it a 8.5 Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum absolutely have amazing chemistry together and considering that 23rd Jump Street was teased a couple times throughout the movie i would love another one but seeing that this is looking like a $55-60 million dollar weekend for 22 Jump Street another sequel is bound to happen. Ice Cube again was flipping hilarious with his stand out vocal acting in which he steals every scene he is in.
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  4. Jul 13, 2014
    8
    the story of 2 guys going back to college. this is pretty similar to the first movie which is meant to be done. the comedy is really funny and i would put it in my top ten movies. the struggle of these two friends is moving with allot of great humour. this was better than the first movie which made me want to hang myself. it's a great improvement. (with credits that are worth watching!!!!!) Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2014
    7
    The first half of 22 Jump Street is fresh and laugh-out-loud hilarious. But then movie resorts to clichés and becomes repetitive in the second half. But all in all, it is a silly, self-referential riot that is a great way to kick off the summer. Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2014
    7
    A squeal that we never needed, feels more like a paint job to the previous. Its a solid movie that can never really lift the bar. Would i recommend watching? You'r better off waiting to rent this movie. I call average, however there are a collection of laughs to be found. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2014
    0
    This movie was horrible! I got up and walked out after about 45 minutes. This is what I call your Hollywood generic movie. No originality about it! I think I've seen the same movie at least 15 times with other actors and different locations but same movie that was not funny! If you want to see a good movie that I cannot believe has not made any money but DAMN GOOD and that would be Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Now that was a good movie. Original, funny, and awesome! Expand

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