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.”

Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a decent 75 grade,stating: “The car chases are unremarkable, but the stunts — which comically juxtapose Tatum’s athletic grace and Hill’s stocky clumsiness — are a hoot.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Thanks to this team of merry pranksters, 22 Jump Street hurts so good.” Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, saying, “22 Jump Street is exactly what comedy is today. It’s coarse, free-flowing and playful.”

Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Be sure to hang around for the closing credits, which imagine all sorts of “Jump Street” sequels to come.” Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score as well. He said: “There are certainly a lot of actors who can match Hill and Tatum as comic actors, but it’s the oddball connection between these two that makes for a very entertaining couple of hours at the movies.”

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67. He stated: “To cover up the script’s lack of originality, screenwriters Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman pummel us with a string of self-aware meta-commentary jokes that poke fun at bloated sequels.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “The laughs are what keep the film together, even when the conceit feels been-there-done-that.” Lastly, Kyle Smith at the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. He said: ” What’s the difference between “21 Jump Street” and 22 Jump Street? Same as the difference between getting a 21 and a 22 at blackjack.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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