Films: Phil Lord

22 Jump Street

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman
  • UK release: 6 June 2014

Undercover cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) swap high school for college in order to thwart another drugs ring. Hilarious sequel which manages to surpass the crowd-pleasing original by embracing its sequel-ness and going one better, with inspired gags, pumped-up action and scene-stealing support from Ice Cube as the…

The Lego Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US / Australia
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders
  • UK release: 8 February 2014

Emmett (Pratt), a regular Lego construction worker, finds himself acclaimed as the 'Special', who will save the Lego universe from evil Lord Business. Fast, funny, blisteringly paced and hugely inventive, it's also so layered with ironic detachment that the attempt at a sincere final act falls flat; still, good fun for…

21 Jump Street

  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phil Lord/Chris Miller
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
  • UK release: 16 March 2012

Revamp of 80s TV series: youthful cops (Tatum & Hill) go undercover at a high school in order to break up a drugs ring. Directors Lord and Miller tease genre conventions and Hill and Tatum form a strong comic partnership. What might have been yet another buddy movie is surprisingly hilarious.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Written by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, Mr T, Bobb'e J Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte

Vivid and likeable animated version of Judi and Ron Barrett's 1978 children's book set in the town of Chewandswallow, where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.