22 Jump Street
First screened in June 2014
Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Jimmy Tatro, Jillian Bell, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas, Nick Offerman, Marc Evan Jackson, Caroline Aaron, Craig Roberts, Queen Latifah, Eddie J. Fernandez, Richard Grieco, Dustin Nguyen. Screenplay: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, and Rodney Rothman (based on a screen story by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, and the TV series 21 Jump Street by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell).

Twitter Capsule: Shoot. Sharp case of SNL-itis: makers tickled by flat gags they find hilarious. Riffing about riffing seldom funny.

VOR:   Squanders intriguing potentials in Tatum-Russell bond and in Jillian Bell arc. Nothing like the first film's counter-intuitive wit. Shapeless, disheartening vision of college.

Photo © 2014 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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