Paul Blart: Mall Cop Reviews

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Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Unmemorable, unfunny and unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Save for its dalliance with the everyman action movie, there's no surprises in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, another largely listless comedy from Sandler's Happy Madison production company.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
In places the plot sags a bit and some jokes don't quite hit their mark or tickle the funny bone as much as they're obviously meant to.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Neither good enough to to really cheer for nor bad enough to really care about trashing it, it exists in that room-temperature middle where nothing feels like it matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 3, 2011
Shoot me now!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 31, 2009
...a hopelessly underwhelming comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
July 30, 2009
Unfunny, unoriginal and tedious - Mall Cop is successful only at living up to the standard set by past films that have begun with the words 'A Happy Madison Production'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
June 11, 2009
It's only almost the making of a comedy classic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 31, 2009
The title and premise alone sound like every stupid comedy you've avoided for decades. Something was different %u2013 something was done right. Three other friends shared my secret shame enjoying this amiable, broad %u2013 and subtle %u2013 romantic act
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 21, 2009
About ten times funnier than the similarly-themed Observe & Report, though this silly, slapstick adventure is aimed more at kids than adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 20, 2009
An unfunny comedy with a limited imagination and a steady diet of fat jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 12, 2009
The numerous making-of featurettes includes a treat for those of us in eastern Massachusetts with the Burlington Mall highlighted...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 11, 2009
...a genial, inoffensive little comedy that coasts on the charm of its "King of Queens" star James...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 7, 2009
What's most disappointing here is that Kevin James appears capable of far more rich and subtle comedy than he's ever likely to be part of in a Happy Madison production.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 21, 2009
Y si, básicamente se trata de reírse del gordo. Pero como es el propio gordo quien sirve la broma, uno no se siente tan culpable y se ríe con él.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
March 20, 2009
I found myself really quite enjoying this film, partly for its cheerful guying of mall culture. The heroine, Amy, works on a hair extension stand called Unbeweavable.
Andrew J. McGlinn
FILMINK (Australia)
March 20, 2009
There's no doubt that James is a fine comedic actor and the role of Paul Blart fits his big frame like a well worn glove. As writers, however, he and Bakay rely too heavily on slapstick...
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
March 20, 2009
James makes a funny, likeable doofus, and the expansion of his girth since his hit sitcom The King of Queens is used to great comic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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