The late-eighties TV series is rebooted with jolts of sentiment, personal discovery, and wild comedy.
-Richard BrodyFull Review
The whole crew makes clear its affections for action cinema, trashy television and the YouTube generation alike while having fun at the expense of all three.
-William GossFull Review
Like high school itself, 21 Jump Street hits the wall about halfway in and even prom night can't save it.
-Roger MooreFull Review
A raucous, raunchy comedy.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
This bracing new take on 21 Jump Street has a playful spark all its own. It's a blast.
-Peter TraversFull Review
A try-anything, fitfully amusing muddle that wears its mocking cynicism a bit too proudly.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
"21" makes clear from the beginning it is gobbling up some pop culture refuse in the name of nothing more than making fun of it and having fun with it.
-Tom LongFull Review
This is the funniest movie I've seen in more than a year.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
"21 Jump Street" might be yet another product of Hollywood's recycling program, but it deserves to be noticed.
-Ann HornadayFull Review
I didn't think we needed a '21 Jump Street,' but it's actually kind of funny.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Miller and Lord clearly understand the push-and-pull and hyper-competitiveness that make guy friendships both complex and stupid.
-Betsy SharkeyFull Review
It's that rare comedy that's funny throughout, with a hilarious story that hinges on the unlikely pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
The basic premise -- that these two are supposed to be high school age and siblings -- is funny, but the joke, as is true of many others in this movie, is replayed way too often.
-Peter RainerFull Review
21 Jump Street makes a virtue of low expectations, like an underachieving high school burnout coasting on his modest reserves of charm.
-Dana StevensFull Review
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.
-Joe MorgensternFull Review
It was inevitable that one of Hollywood's many recent reboots would eventually attain sentience. Hence the arrival of 21 Jump Street, a film that not only knows it's a remake, but knows how absurd it has to be to succeed as a remake.
-Andrew LapinFull Review
"21 Jump Street" thrilled me to itsy-bitsy elated pieces.
-Colin CovertFull Review
Neither man has had a better foil. They are literally and figuratively trying to bring something out of each other, and they do.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
This film is even better if you come in with no spoilers and low expectations, so we will build it up no more.
-Peter HartlaubFull Review
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.
-Carrie RickeyFull Review
Tatum and Hill steamroller any misgivings right from the start. They take a comedy connection that seemed doomed to fail - pairing Tatum's hunky command with Hill's nerdy neediness - and make it look like the most natural thing in the world.
-Peter HowellFull Review
Much of the humor involves trotting out cliches from cop movies and teen movies, then commenting on how dumb they are.
-Ben SachsFull Review
21 Jump Street earns my genial nod because of its limber, 120-IQ take on the whole notion of movie revivals.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
Big surprise: The sometimes chaotic "Jump Street" is a lot of ridic fun, as the kids say, turning predictability on its head.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
The saving grace of "21 Jump Street," co-written and produced by Hill, is its obvious affection for teen genres, and for teenagers.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
Completely abandoning earnest teenagers-in-crisis melodrama in favor of crude, aggressive comedy, this "21 Jump Street" is an example of how formula-driven entertainment can succeed.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
It's mostly another raunchy buddy comedy - albeit one with welcome comic discipline, more focused on maintaining pitch than continually lowering the bar on gross-out jokes.
-Tom KeoghFull Review
Here's the last movie I was expecting with this title. In other words, "21 Jump Street" is pretty good.
-Roger EbertFull Review