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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 artAfter 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
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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: 92 out of 110
  2. Negative: 12 out of 110
  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 wasall 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 betterHonestly, 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. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    8
    Let's clear this up at the start, this movie has no plot. Its basically every awkward situation you'll ever have, but done with Hill and TatumLet's clear this up at the start, this movie has no plot. Its basically every awkward situation you'll ever have, but done with Hill and Tatum so you can still laugh. Which is what the movie is good at. It doesn't try to make you chuckle, it builds the situation through a painfully boring story to a side clenching laugh that'll have you. Honking for air and clapping like a retarded seal for a minute straight. Those moments make this movie worth it. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2014
    8
    Undercover agents Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum have graduated to college for their latest assignment, which unfolds a lot like last time (asUndercover agents Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum have graduated to college for their latest assignment, which unfolds a lot like last time (as they're quick to point out in one of many inside jokes). They also mine lots of comedy from the bromance aspects of their partnership. Tatum is even more hilarious with his thick-headed dumbness. Toss in some enjoyable supporting characters and fun action sequences. It rarely happens, but it seemed like this was better than the original. It's a genuinely funny movie. NOTE: The final bit after the credits is worth staying for. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    7
    To say there are similarities between 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street would be the understatement of the century. These movies are more orTo say there are similarities between 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street would be the understatement of the century. These movies are more or less identical. The characters, themes, and stories between the two movies are more or less the exact same, the only major difference being that one takes places in high school and the other in college.
    In most cases this would be a bad thing. However, given that 21 Jump Street was hilarious, you can be certain that 22 Jump Street will also be hilarious.
    The humor throughout this movie is just the same as the first, and that's just great. If you are in the mood to laugh your ass off, go see 22 Jump Street.
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  6. Dec 18, 2014
    7
    A very satisfying sequel despite its parallel plot to the first film, 22 jump street handles the comedy genre extremely well. The script wasA very satisfying sequel despite its parallel plot to the first film, 22 jump street handles the comedy genre extremely well. The script was intelligent although at times several jokes felt forced but all the more Jonah and Tatum's performances payed off and shows confidence within their character's which gives the audience a reason to view this amusing film. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    This movie absolutely sucked. Poor script, dumb plot, weak acting. Not funny at all. I've seen a lot of cop buddy movies and this oneThis movie absolutely sucked. Poor script, dumb plot, weak acting. Not funny at all. I've seen a lot of cop buddy movies and this one stands out as being one of the worst. Slap stick can be funny but this sure isn't. Ice Cube carried what little this sorry movie had to offer and his part was far too little. Whatever team wrote this script should be fired. The director should be embarrassed to death having his name attached. Save your money Expand

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