21 Jump Street 2012 ★★★★

Rewatchability confirmed: This will keep finding new audiences over the years, will stay on retailer shelves.

Original review:



A consistently funny and clever comedy from the team who brought you Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and more importantly, Clone High. Miller and Lord's sensibilities from that show make their way on screen pretty often to great effect, and makes the best use of Channing Tatum anyone has ever done or possibly will do. Ice Cube often steals scenes the same way Puff Daddy did in Get Him to the Greek.

If there's any particular problem with the film it's that it's not exactly tight and goes on longer than you'd expect. One scene feels like the big final scene, and then there's another act left. And there are a few loose ends and characters which don't really get their final payoff that you feel would be coming. Stick around during the credits though for one of them though, tossed in among a bunch of other weird random stuff.

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