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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

This sequel to the hit action comedy 21 Jump Street is better all around: the pacing is more consistent, the sight gags more imaginative, the self-referential jokes sharper. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller make good on their background in animation (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie); the action sequences, unlike those of the first movie, have a sustained kinetic energy, and the throwaway gags are delivered at such breakneck speed that this occasionally evokes old Looney Tunes cartoons. Too often, though, the satire of action-movie bombast is indistinguishable from the bombast itself (large-scale destruction, over-loud sound effects, actors yelling all their dialogue). With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, and lots of stand-up comedians in supporting roles.

Credits

Directors:

  • Phil Lord
  • Christopher Miller

Cast:

  • Jonah Hill
  • Channing Tatum
  • Peter Stormare
  • Wyatt Russell
  • Amber Stevens
  • Jillian Bell
  • Ice Cube
  • Keith Lucas
  • Kenny Lucas
  • Nick Offerman
  • Jimmy Tatro
  • Caroline Aaron
  • Craig Roberts
  • Marc Jackson
  • Joe Chrest
  • Eddie Fernandez
  • Rye Rye
  • Johnny Pemberton
  • Stanley Wong
  • Dax Flame

Producers:

  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Jonah Hill
  • Channing Tatum
  • Stephen Cannell
  • Phil Lord
  • Christopher Miller
  • Brian Bell
  • Tania Landau
  • Reid Carolin
  • Ben Waisbren

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