’22 Jump Street’ Early Reviews: A Sequel That Matches The Original Two years ago, Phil Lord and Chris Miller did the unthinkable: they ripped an outdated basic conceit straight from the 80′s, re-appropriated it for the new millennium, and wound up turning out one of the decade’s most surprisingly effective and hilarious movies. Given its background, 21 Jump Street‘s commercial and critical success came as something of a surprise to audiences and critics alike.