To some degree, Rough Night’s attention to character detail compensates for its weaknesses as a comedy.
Over-stuffed and under-conceived, Fist Fight is a clumsy mélange of clashing comedic perspectives.
It aims to foster a spirit of giddy anarchy in order to tie a ribbon around its shambolic script and rickety pacing.
The wittier one-liners and more affecting emotional moments are undermined by a frenzy of chaotic excess.
As funny and batshit insane as the movie often is, the fact that 22 Jump Street knows it’s a tiresome sequel doesn’t save it from being a tiresome sequel.