Paul Blart: Mall Cop Synopsis
A security officer (Kevin James) confronts bad guys at a suburban New Jersey mall.
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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...
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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...
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New York Post

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

By Wesley Morris
Looks like something stubbed out in an ashtray.
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Looks great!

By coolman100
This movie looks hilarious! I cant wait to see it!...

Mall Cop...

By deejay666
I'd say this is a great family movie... i mean seriously, you don't see that every day, it has a great sense of humor it shows character, in most movies or real life, if you say cop or security......

Cute and good for laughs

By Lgoaliefan
I went with my husband and sister and we all enjoyed the movie. It is good for laughs....

I WANNA SEE IT SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!

By Cara998832
I havent seen it, but i really want to. I wanna take my friends and i want them to see it. I hear its gonna be a great movie. Kevin James is a wonderful actor ( in some cases). He has his moments, but...


By twilightgurl123
i saw previews and im going to see it with some peeps on the premiere...

Only for the desperate

By RandytheMovieFan
If you must find a non-animated PG movie for your family, then I guess this will do. If you're a fat, poor, not too bright loser who wants to be reassured that he can still get the hot chick who is...


Kevin James saved the day in this slapstick comedy with a corny plot. Had they decided to cast anyone else, it would have been a disaster. It was pretty funny, not the roll on the floor kind of funny...

mall cop

By pookiegirl
FUNNY!!! Kevin James is great...

Cant Wait!

By kklljj0202
I cant wait to go see this awsome movie ! it looks soo funny!! You should probaly go watch it:) CANT WAiT!!...

Clean family humor

By dragoncharmer
This was a good family movie. Although there are some scenses that are not so directed to the younger viewers, it sure gave us a good healthy laugh. I would suggest this for anyone who has kids old...

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Rated PG | For some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Kevin James' slapstick comedy will amuse older tweens.
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