Tomatometer Shocker: "21 Jump Street" Reviews Are Perfect

Posted 3:52 PM March 7th, 2012 by Senh Duong
21 Jump Street

Just like how some studios won’t allow critics to review their films when they know they have a stinker, the opposite is also true - if they think they have a gem, they’ll let critics review it ahead of time to spread the word.

21 Jump Street,” a comedic adaptation of the TV show that jump-started Johnny Depp’s career and stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, appears to be that movie.

It currently has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes with thirteen reviews. Although inspired by the TV show, critics thought the film has an identity of its own. It’s an action comedy that’s both funny and enduring. Hill and Tatum are a good comedic duo.

I thought “21 Jump Street” would be one of those quickies studios crank out to cash in on a popular TV property. I’m surprised by how well-received it is currently. We’ll see if it’ll hold up when more critics get to it next week, but so far so great.

In this big screen adaptation, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play cops in the Jump Street unit, who must go undercover as students in a high school to dig up info about a dangerous drug ring.

“21 Jump Street” is co-written by Johan Hill and also stars Ice Cube. Johnny Depp has a cameo.

Columbia Pictures will open the film next Friday, March 16, 2012.

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