21 Jump Street ★★★★

This movie is funnier and (surprisingly) smarter than it had any right to be. Its self-awareness serves it well, from the station captain acknowledging how creatively bankrupt remakes are to Ice Cube's snarling, angry black captain telling everyone to embrace their stereotypes, everything just works. The most surprising part is Channing Tatum being funnier than Jonah Hill, which was completely unexpected. This feels like the kind of buddy cop satire The Other Guys wanted to be and never quite pulled off.