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22 Jump Street

Movie Details

22 Jump Street
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2014-06-13 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 112 min.
  • Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Amber Stevens, Rob Riggle, Richard Grieco, Libby Blanton
  • Producers: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Neal Moritz
  • Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Official Site: 22 Jump Street Official Site

One of the biggest selling points of 2012's 21 Jump Street turned out to be its seemingly unscripted lunacy, the way it put Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in police-shorts outfits and let them riff on their characters' mutual ineptitude. As undercover cops who pose as teenagers to root out drug dealers, Tatum and Hill's Jenko and Schmidt made an unlikely but weirdly charming team, and their Mutt-and-Jeff bickering eventually mellowed into a friendship as comfy as a rumpled T-shirt.

Now there's a sequel, named, with brilliant illogic, 22 Jump Street, but the magic has dimmed a bit. This time Jenko and Schmidt have been assigned to a local college, where it's their duty to find and arrest the dealer who's spreading a powerful drug. Unfortunately, the person responsible may be Jenko's new best friend, a football player named Zook (Wyatt Russell).

Schmidt's feelings are deeply hurt by Jenko's preoccupation with his new buddy, though he tries not to show it. Jenko and Schmidt drift apart; the movie makes numerous homoerotic references to this fading friendship, but only in a "Totally yankin' your chain, bro!" way. It's there that 22 Jump Street wobbles off the rails. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller pack the movie with loosey-goosey dynamite, jokes that revel in their own puerility, accompanied by a knowing wink. But they go overboard on the nudge-nudge gay jokes. It's not that 22 Jump Street is blatantly homophobic. Perhaps Lord and Miller are misfiring in their attempts to explore the complexities of friendships between men. But whatever they're trying to say remains indistinct and noncommittal, even as they seem a little too obsessed with it.

Stephanie Zacharek
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  • AMC Ahwatukee 24

    AMC Ahwatukee 24

    4915 E. Ray Road Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:05 AM
  • AMC Arizona Center 24

    AMC Arizona Center 24

    565 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:40 PM, 3:40 PM, 6:40 PM
  • AMC Arrowhead 14

    AMC Arrowhead 14

    7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating 11:35 AM, 2:25 PM, 5:05 PM, 7:45 PM, 10:25 PM
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  • AMC Deer Valley 30

    AMC Deer Valley 30

    3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway New River, AZ 85027
    623-434-0300
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 10:50 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:45 PM
  • AMC Desert Ridge 18

    AMC Desert Ridge 18

    21001 N. Tatum Phoenix, AZ 85050
    480-606-0803
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 10:35 AM, 4:15 PM, 10:10 PM
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  • AMC Esplanade 14

    AMC Esplanade 14

    2515 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-667-0330
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Fork & Screen;Reserved Seating 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM
  • AMC Mesa Grand 24

    AMC Mesa Grand 24

    1647 S. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85204
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 4:50 PM, 7:35 PM, 10:15 PM
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  • Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-820-0387
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (10:30 AM), (3:50 PM), 9:20 PM
  • Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18

    16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382
    623-412-0122
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:20 PM, 10:55 PM
  • Harkins Chandler Fashion Center 20

    3159 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226
    480-732-0110
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 7:45 PM, 10:35 PM
  • Harkins Christown 14

    1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602-222-4275
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:15 PM, 10:50 PM
  • Harkins Cine Capri at Tempe Marketplace 16

    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-557-0027
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:20 PM, 10:50 PM
  • Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    10250 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ 85323
    623-478-9411
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 9:20 AM, 1:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 8:15 PM, 11:10 PM
  • Harkins Metrocenter 12

    9615 Metro Parkway W. Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-216-6781
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (12:25 PM), 6:20 PM
  • Harkins Norterra 14

    2550 W. Happy Valley Road Phoenix, AZ 85085
    623-582-2020
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 1:40 PM, 4:45 PM, 8:25 PM, 11:00 PM
  • Harkins North Valley 16

    Harkins North Valley 16

    3420 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-482-4083
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:25 PM, 11:10 PM
  • Harkins Park West

    9804 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    623-772-0707
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:10 PM, 11:00 PM
  • Harkins SanTan Village 16 Theaters

    2298 E. Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85296
    480-821-3198
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 8:20 PM, 10:50 PM
  • Harkins Superstition Springs Luxury 25

    6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
    480-641-4603
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 7:25 PM, 10:20 PM
  • iPic Theaters

    iPic Theaters

    15257 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    480-483-3232
    6:15 PM
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  • West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    5650 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-939-9715
    Digital Projection;Doublefeature: The Purge: Anarchy with 22 Jump Street 10:40 PM
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