In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.
The movie “21 Jump Street” is full of the usual boy-comedy stuff, and though no conceptual ground is broken, the whole mess is silly, spirited and, yes, smart enough to work.
2012-03-15 | By A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of 21 Jump Street