21 Jump Street 2012

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An undercover police unit consisting of young looking officers infiltrate high schools to control youth crime.

Starring:
Channing Tatum,Jonah Hill
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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21 Jump Street

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Director Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill
Supporting actors Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Forse TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
This has been on the 'to watch' list for ages, and for some reason I kept putting it off. Perhaps I thought I was too old to enjoy this kind of film anymore (I'm 30) but when there was nothing else to watch I finally gave in and put it in the player; why did I wait so long? It is exceptionally funny with many, many laugh out loud moments. I actually had tears in my eyes more than once and that just doesn't happen often.

The casting is spot on and Jonah Hill in particular manages to nail his character. His delivery and mannerisms are excellent and he's really becoming a favourite in our house.

It's something really quite special, I can't recommend it highly enough. Every once in a blue moon a comedy comes along that is a riot from start to finish and this film achieves this with aplomb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 5 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock.

After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park.

Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs....

Yes it's the movie version of that TV show that hardly anyone remembers in England but made Depp a star.

This goes down the Starsky and Hutch route, and goes funny all the way. It works on many levels, and instead of this being a gross out comedy, which it could have clearly gone down, it goes for subtle laughs and action, and relies on the cast chemistry to make it work.

It's Tatums best performance, he shines in this movie and outdoes anyone on the screen. He is easily the funniest thing, which is odd, because Hill is usually very good (here he is slightly annoying).

The story is predictable, as is the special cameo, and this sometimes hinders the flow of the film, but although the plot and narrative can be convoluted, the spin on changing the two leads status at school is a great inclusion to the film, as is the set piece which involves the two expecting things to explode, which sounds silly, but is funny.

So all in all, it's a film that shouldn't be funny, but it is, thanks to some great performances and a fresh feel to it all around.

Worth seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 4 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum rule in this politically incorrect comedy that had me laughing out loud. Jonah Hill shouting at a suspect running away, "I'm going to shoot you if you don't slow down." They go undercover to find the drug dealers at a high school. Having been out of high school for 7 years they find it hard to adopt to 2012. Ice Cube was great as the stereotypical angry black police captain who tells people to embrace their stereotypes. Jake M. Johnson is the principle. His first words are "I am just one more gay black kid being punched in the face from a nervous break down." The drama teacher tells his students, "I remember being in upstate New York doing cocaine with Willie Nelson's horse..."

The great one liners are seemingly endless. Jonah Hill tries out for the role of Peter Pan while Channing's chemistry teacher comes on to him. The guys forgot who they were and end up with each other identities. Jonah Hill is in drama and a "track star" while meat head Tatum is in the AP classes. The cops are bumbling in their roles but manage to get the job done. There are some social issues mentioned in the movie in a comedic fashion. One is the difference on how people view a black kid who dies from drugs as from a white kid. Another is the commercialization of education. Highly recommended comedy.

Frequent F-bombs, sexual humor, no nudity
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By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 22 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
This didn't sound great. Making a comedy out of the 80's cop show that starred Johnny Depp and helped launch his carreer sounded like it was going to be dreadful and then to cast the very wooden Channing Tatum in the lead sounded like a disaster. But as it turns out, 21 Jump Street is a very funny, lewd, rude and crude action comedy that mercillesly sends up both cop and high school movies while at the same time paying respectful homage to the original tv show. Every cliche from both genres is referenced and mocked from Ice Cube as the angry police captain to Channing Tatum not getting today's high school kids as all the people he used to mock in high school are now suddenly the cool kids. There's a great knowing one liner where the police captain at the start of the movie first gives the mismatched Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill the assignment that pretty much sums up mainstream hollywood movies, "we're reopening an undercover operation from the 80's" he says. "The people in charge don't care or have a clue about originality and are rehashing old ideas and hoping noone notices." Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are very funny as the mismatched cops with Channing Tatum having great fun sending up his usually wooden parts in movies. Watch out for one of cinema's truly great cameos towards the end of the film too. While the bad guys are pretty easy to spot this is a fun film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 July 2012
Format: DVD
Schmidt (Jonah Hill -Superbad) & Jenko (Channing Tatum -The Vow) are a pair of dumbass new police recruits that went to high school togher. Jenko was the athletic jock, in with the cool kids but his grades sucked. Schmidt was the insecure slim shady wannabe nerd, trying to be with the cool kids. They helped each other out in police graduation, and now they are going back to high school as undercover narcotics cops. The only difference is this etime around, they have no idea how getting in with the kids works, and they're real life experiences are being flipped upside down as they change roles & experience what the other went through, all while trying to infiltrate the dealer & find the suppliers of a new drug called HFS. It's one crazy ride.

Overall i found the film to be very funny & absoloutley crazy with it's humour. The fact that they try to pass themsleves off as brothers adds to it, with Tatum a 6ft+ man mountain of hunk & Hill a squat big titty nerd. This is picked up on in the film as well, to say they arent taking themselves seriously would be an understatement, they look like they are having a blast, and that's exactly how it comes across on the screen. The car chases & shootouts were a nice touch too, counter balancing the comedy in places.

I was very impressed with Tatum's performance, usually he fails to impress me, but in this comedy role he seemed to have found his calling. Jonah Hill was his usual witty self, blasting out those usualy witty remarks, he really had his work cut out to match Tatum me thinks.
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