'21 Jump Street' -- 3 stars

<b>R; 1:49 running time</b><br><br>
Heartily raunchy and rather sweet, "21 Jump Street" comes from the 1987-1991 Fox TV show, in which Johnny Depp and his incredible swirly hair led an ensemble of younglings playing barely legal police officers posing as high school students. The movie features Jonah Hill of "Superbad" (back when he was a pup) and "Moneyball" (for which he was Oscar-nominated) co-starring with Channing Tatum. You can say a lot of things about "21 Jump Street." You can say Tatum is luckier than he is talented. You can say the humor isn't for you. You can say you're offended by the poster and advertising tag line, which captures the spirit of the thing but which we won't repeat here, lest faint hearts and fair Tribune readers get the vapors. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0313-21-jump-street-review-20120314,0,4258492.column>"21 Jump Street" movie review</a>

R; 1:49 running time

Heartily raunchy and rather sweet, "21 Jump Street" comes from the 1987-1991 Fox TV show, in which Johnny Depp and his incredible swirly hair led an ensemble of younglings playing barely legal police officers posing as high school students. The movie features Jonah Hill of "Superbad" (back when he was a pup) and "Moneyball" (for which he was Oscar-nominated) co-starring with Channing Tatum. You can say a lot of things about "21 Jump Street." You can say Tatum is luckier than he is talented. You can say the humor isn't for you. You can say you're offended by the poster and advertising tag line, which captures the spirit of the thing but which we won't repeat here, lest faint hearts and fair Tribune readers get the vapors. -- Michael Phillips

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