Film Reviews, Short Review

22 Jump Street (2014)

3/4

Honestly, going into 22 Jump Street (not even having seen the first one) I was expecting a boring, dud-laden American studio ‘comedy’ with more childish insults than actual jokes. Well, sometimes I need to learn to keep my expectations in check. 22 Jump Street is a genuinely funny and genuinely engaging comedy. For all the potential smugness of a meta-comedy sequel that’s about sequels, directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have a great eye for stupidity. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have a brilliant comic chemistry together, producing most of the film’s biggest laughs. 22 Jump Street in fact struggles when Hill and Tatum are separated, the jokes not quite landing as well nor as fast. Even despite a little inconsistency, this is still a surprisingly entertaining sequel.

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