in about 100 words or less
US 109m, Colour
Director: Phil Lord; Christopher Miller; Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Ice Cube
A comedic adaptation of the 1980s television series of the same name, 21 Jump Street places two young and mostly incompetent rookie cops into high school to pose as students as a means to break up a drug ring. A buddy film, the undercover cops, Hill and Tatum are told not to fraternize with the students – which of course is the basis for most of the film’s hilariously bombastic comedy gags. Directed by the dolphin-loving co-creators of the Clone High (2002-03) television series, 21 Jump Street contains the essence of this terrifically clever, but short-lived animated series which begs to be made into a motion picture (Klaus Ming November 2015).