• PG, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Carr
    In Theaters:
    Jan 16, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 19, 2009
  • Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures


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Paul Blart: Mall Cop Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5.5/10

April 25, 2011
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.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a hopelessly underwhelming comedy...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 31, 2009
Anders Wotzke

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 Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 1/5

July 30, 2009
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

It's only almost the making of a comedy classic.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B-

June 11, 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 Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

May 31, 2009
Kam Williams

About ten times funnier than the similarly-themed Observe & Report, though this silly, slapstick adventure is aimed more at kids than adults.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3/4

May 21, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

An unfunny comedy with a limited imagination and a steady diet of fat jokes.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: D

May 20, 2009
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The numerous making-of featurettes includes a treat for those of us in eastern Massachusetts with the Burlington Mall highlighted...

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 12, 2009
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a genial, inoffensive little comedy that coasts on the charm of its "King of Queens" star James...

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 11, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

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 Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

May 7, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2009
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

March 20, 2009
Andrew J. McGlinn
FILMINK (Australia)

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...

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

March 20, 2009
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

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 Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2009
Victor Olliver

Men of a certain size will love Paul Blart - and his pursuit through the centre is remarkably inventive. Truly for all the family.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 7/10

March 19, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Although juvenile, predictable and utterly forgettable, has an endearing central character in Kevin James

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 18, 2009
Dan Lybarger

With only some scattershot scenes of physical humor, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' does little to keep viewers safe from boredom.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 16, 2009
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

to my surprise, once the action part of the story kicked in, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" transformed into a rather enjoyable comic adventure.

Full Review Source: Sean the Movie Guy | Original Score: 2/4

March 1, 2009
Clint Morris

An 'arresting' comedy. James' best work.

Full Review Source: Moviehole

February 24, 2009
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