Paul Blart: Mall Cop Reviews
November 29, 2020
Kevin James' blend of fat jokes and hilarious physical comedy deftly masks story shortcomings.
September 19, 2020
James, who also co-wrote the script, is delightful as the well intended but frequently misguided Blart.
November 4, 2019
But it's not meant to be deep - it's intended as an easy-going laugh-fest and on that front it succeeds thanks exclusively to Kevin James's energetic performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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
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.
May 20, 2009
An unfunny comedy with a limited imagination and a steady diet of fat jokes.
May 12, 2009
The numerous making-of featurettes includes a treat for those of us in eastern Massachusetts with the Burlington Mall highlighted...
May 11, 2009
...a genial, inoffensive little comedy that coasts on the charm of its "King of Queens" star James...
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.