75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's as slam-bang preposterous as any R-rated comedy you can name. It's just that Paul Blart and the film's other characters don't feel the need to use the f-word as the building block of every sentence.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Has a few surprises in store. The biggest is James, an unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant, the failed jump, and the lopsided tumble.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's fine for kids, though, and it doesn't try too hard.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although Paul Blart is by no means great cinema, there is amusement to be uncovered as we watch Kevin James bumble his way through actions oh-so-similar to those navigated with more blood, sweat, profanity, and dead bodies than Willis. Too bad there's no "Yippekayay...."
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film is completely forgettable, frequently funny and weirdly satisfying in a Jersey Loser Gets Respect kind of way.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Great comics from Jerry Lewis to Peter Sellers have turned pathetic into comedic. But James never seems to able to get beyond pathetic.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perfectly inoffensive and almost entirely unfunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is more of a numbing experience than a painful one.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The action sequences are just as ridiculous as the romance parts, but at least James seems comfortable with the pratfalls and gross-out scenarios.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Looks like something stubbed out in an ashtray.
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39 out of 100
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