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Paul Blart: Mall Cop Reviews

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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
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
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-
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.
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
Victor Olliver
Teletext
March 19, 2009
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 18, 2009
Although juvenile, predictable and utterly forgettable, has an endearing central character in Kevin James
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 1, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
February 24, 2009
An 'arresting' comedy. James' best work.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 19, 2009
Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek force to be reckoned with.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 30, 2009
Thanks to Kevin James' earnest portrayal of an earnest guy, I was won over by the film's goofy charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 20, 2009
This isn't brain surgery; this is daffy entertainment that plays to its strengths, with director Steve Carr trusting in James' deadpan earnesty
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
January 20, 2009
James takes a Segway, a cheesy mustache and the comic idea of Die Hard in a mall and bumbles his way to a lightweight but frequently funny film for the whole family.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
January 20, 2009
James gives it everything he's got, totally committing to the character and delivering clean comedy which often times is often more difficult than creating just a raunch-fest.
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
January 16, 2009
Kevin James is hard not to like. He's a big, goofy, personable doofus better suited for a half-an-hour TV show like The King of Queens than trying to carry a 90-minute movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
January 16, 2009
Kevin James' slapstick comedy will amuse older tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 16, 2009
It's surprisingly okay, in a January kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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