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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

2014 (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller) 14A, 112 minutes - English

Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube

College comedies are a genre themselves and 22 Jump Street is a good one. It completely embraces all the college antics it’s allowed to explore this time around. What the movie is really “about” (besides being about itself) is the bond between Hill and Tatum’s Schmidt and Jenko. Like 21 Jump Street, this is a movie about their partnership and figuring out if they’re still crucial to each other or if they’d be better off realizing their differences and taking separate paths. The story is about exploring male friendship, and it does it well.

In the end, 22 Jump Street is hilarious. Never has a movie that’s been this meta been this great, and it’s the funniest comedy of the past few years. The laughs are consistent, and some of them are huge. Most summer blockbusters demand to be seen on the big screen for the spectacle of it, but 22 Jump Street deserves the same ticket price for the experience of it. This is one you’ll want to experience in a packed, laughing theater.

 

 

Louie Schuth, hypable.com

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