Action Comedy - Unlike the popular 1980s television series on which it is based,
this is not a serious police drama but a raunchy, crude comedy. Fans
of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum should enjoy though die-hard fans of
the television series will be disappointed by the overall comic tone
despite some appearances by the original cast playing their original
characters. Constant profanity, drug humor, raunchy jokes, sexual
content, and violence make the film inappropriate for children.
Jonah Hill THE SITTER, MONEYBALL, MEGAMIND, CYRUS Channing Tatum THE VOW, HAYWIRE, THE SON OF NO ONE, THE EAGLE Ice Cube RAMPART, THE LOTTERY TICKET, FIRST SUNDAY Director: Phil Lord CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS Director: Chris Miller PUSS IN BOOTS, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 114 moviegoers:
TEENS:Fantastic Reviews from both males and females! Nearly everyone loved "21 Jump Street."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Everyone, both males and females, rated "21 Jump Street' extremely high.
ADULTS:Half the ladies loved it with most of the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. A few rated it good/average, which is a bit low but not bad. Nearly half the males loved it or rated it above average. Unfortunately, there were quite a few who were somewhat to very disappointed. Based on the very high reviews from younger males, I suspect these lower reviews are likely from older males who didn't expect this to be a raunchy, crude comedy.
Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing
Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining
the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful
appearances to go undercover in a local high school.
As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk
their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that
high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither
expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a
teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.