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21 Jump Street

Year : 2012 Director : Phil Lord, Chris Miller Running Time : 109 Genre : ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

What did we think?
A remake of a classic 80s TV show sounded like a bad idea. Making it a B grade comedy sounded like an atrocious idea. The trailer left me seething. And yet somehow this actually works.

With intelligent B-grade writing and some very insightful commentary about society and youth today, it turned out to very entertaining even as it respectfully mocked the series it’s based on. I liked it. Dammit.

B Grade but quality B Grade.

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