91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Underneath, 21 Jump Street is a riot of risks that pay off, the biggest of which might be handing Tatum funny business.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
We have lots of terminology for what happens when two male stars appear to have the platonic hots for each other. The genre is called bromance. The feelings are bromantic. The orientation is bromosexuality. What Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have in 21 Jump Street scrambles, transcends, and explodes all of that.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Not since Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg teamed up in "The Other Guys" has an onscreen pairing proved as comically rewarding as the inspired partnership of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Are we always still in high school in our heads? 21 Jump Street thinks so. And Hill and Tatum are just the crazy-ass comedy team to prove it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This film is even better if you come in with no spoilers and low expectations.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The dialogue is fast-paced and full of pop-culture references. It all makes for an entertaining blend of buddy-cop action and irreverent teen-comedy satire.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Whatever you call 21 Jump Street, this potty-mouthed and drug-laced reimagining of the 1980s TV show has one of the highest laughs-per-minute ratios since the "Naked Gun" films.
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70

NPR

The devil-may-care attitude is what makes 21 Jump Street so entertaining.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This cheerfully chaotic, gleefully vulgar action-comedy retread of the old television series has box-office success written all over it, and where's the harm? It's irresistibly funny until it isn't.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Through it all, Tatum and Hill are totally winning.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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