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Under normal circumstances, the prospect of an '80s TV crime drama reworked as an R-rated action-comedy helmed by the co-directors of a family-friendly animated movie wouldn’t lend itself to high expectations. The fact that the show is legendary for launching Johnny Depp's career only raised the stakes. But any preconceived notions are decisively and refreshingly dashed where the feature reboot of 21 Jump Street in concerned. Not since Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg teamed up in The Other Guys has an onscreen pairing proved as comically rewarding as the inspired partnership of Jonah Hill and Channing

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