21 Jump Street ★★★½

Meta humoured, self referential laugh out loud funny buddy cop movie based on a shit and largely forgotten 80s TV show that just happened to be Johnny Depp's big break.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make for a likeable duo and, though it gets a little too mawkish once in a while and occasionally has patches were it feels like it's running out of steam or is overstaying its welcome, you're never too far away from a good one liner or a dig at real cop thrillers.

More of the teachers may have made it feel more satisfying, but that's a minor niggle.

The chase sequence half way through the film had me properly laughing and that's good enough right?


"What was the girl at the back doing?"

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