Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

A New Jersey rent-a-cop gets his moment to shine as the holidays approach and Santa's little helpers stage a coup at the local shopping mall in this comedy starring King of Queens' Kevin James. Paul Blart (James) is a single… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 19, 2009
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paul Blart: Mall Cop has some laughs, but its plot is flimsy and lacking in any sustained comic momentum.

Hank Sartin
Time Out New York

The Black Friday setting suggests that this was meant to be a holiday release, but it's not hard to see why the studio dumped this suckfest in January.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The last name Blart may be the funniest thing in the movie, so that's a hint as to just how bad this shopping-center saga can be.

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Joshua Starnes

James is much better than a lot of his contemporaries at this, eschewing over-the-top clowning for actual humanity. But it all gets thrown out the window in the second half. Maybe he'll do better next time.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Once you've seen about the first 20 minutes of the movie, you've got a sense of what all of the jokes were going to be.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's surprisingly okay, in a January kind of way.

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Doesn't offer anything new but it is an ample addition to the comedy genre, and after a mostly rip-roaring 91 minutes, you'll understand how the film did so well in America.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

James gives it everything he's got, totally committing to the character and delivering clean comedy which often times is often more difficult than creating just a raunch-fest.

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Dana Stevens

As cheapo larks go, it's a winningly unassuming one: no stars, no big action set pieces. Just a fat guy, a near-empty mall, and a lot of really ridiculous ideas.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a hopelessly underwhelming comedy...

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I liked this, sure its very childish, predictable, cheesy and we've seen it all before but its still humorous and doesn't take itself seriously (of… More
Melvin White
Paul Blart: You touch them; I swear I'll end you. "Safety Never Takes a Holiday" I'm not going to argue that Paul Blart is a good movie… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Kevin James' commitment to the roll and its funniest moments are enough to… More
Drake Tsui
For the most part, this was just exhaustingly tasteless humor of slapstick fair. Combined with an unimaginative, formulaic story and we end up with something… More
Gregory Dark
I was not at all interested in this film and saw it only by chance; however It was not as bad as I was anticipating though. It's obviously that silly… More
Tyler Kirk
Funny in a stupid way. This is one of those films that critics hate, general people love. There are exceptions, such as Dumb and Dumber, but this movie, sadly,… More