21 JUMP STREET – Another go-around

Another critic sounds off
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

21 Jump Street yields three solid chuckles in one-hundred-nine minutes of running time, which is simply inexcusable. Though engineered by human beings (directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller), 21 might as well be a factory-made blueprint of Starsky & Hutch, Hollywood’s last nod to kitschy television shows. Take a cult T.V. cop show (the late eighties-early nineties Fox series 21 Jump ... more >

21 Jump Street

We won't lie: T.V. adaptation turns out an epic fail
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
Directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord

21 Jump Street isn’t just another forgettable adaptation of a television program, the disappearance of which no one laments. Mais non! The only interesting thing about this one is how it inadvertently ended up on the red carpet to greet the arrival of Hollywood’s unexpected leading men. Channing Tatum looks the part. The Hollywood heartthrob of a million female fantasies, he has anchored a ... more >