New 22 Jump Street movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action/comedy flick, “22 Jump Street” into theaters yesterday, June 12th, and the reviews are in from all the top critics. It turns out that most of them liked it too, drumming up an overall 72 score out of a possible 100 score across 39 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, and Craig Roberts. We’ve included blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a great 88 score, stating, “A hugely enjoyable shambles. It’s a comic deconstruction of that most useless of Hollywood artifacts — the blockbuster sequel — that refuses to take itself seriously on any level, which, face it, is just what we need as the summer boom-boom season shifts into high gear.”
Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 grade. She said: “A great deal of insanity ensues, none of which would work if Tatum and Hill weren’t so disarming in their roles. Their level of comfort with the characters and each other helps 22 click.”
Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it another 80 score, saying: “More is more and is, at times, just right in 22 Jump Street, an exploding piñata of gags, pratfalls, winking asides, throwaway one-liners and self-reflexive waggery.”
John DeFore at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score. He stated: “It’s laugh-packed, self-aware in a manner that lets everyone in on the joke, and goofily satisfying in the action department.”
Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it an 80 as well, stating: “22 Jump Street hits far more often than it misses, and even when it misses by a mile, the effort is so delightfully zany that it’s hard not to give Lord and Miller an “A” for effort.”