Paul Blart: Mall Cop

2009 • 90 minutes
4.1
1.49K reviews
34%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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In Columbia Pictures' comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day. 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.
4.1
1.49K reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
July 6, 2019
There are very few moments of slick editing & direction. Showing what he does as a security guard at a mall. The score is very energetic and has great pacing and great focus on this movie. The script on how Paul Blart (by Kevin James) handles the bad guys, and use's strategy. BUT! It's a brainless, boring, weak, empty, unfunny film. The characters are one-dimensional, their performances lack energy & they went from mediocre to bland. As for comedy, there are only 2 momments that tickle's the funny bone, but, the rest is predictable, mindless, and flat (also can be offensive to people who have obessity and blood sugar types). Although the storytelling as the slightest amount of ambition, There is no substance, & the storyline is so thin that it's empty. The 2nd Act and the 3rd Act of the film is just dealing with bad guys & nothing else (exept for an overrated romantic "love story" cliche.). The ingrediant on how to entertain people is also mindless. The film shows how fat people are protrayed, which is very offensive! Not Recommended. ⭐️⭐️
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Meepie Eepie
March 22, 2020
I sat down to watch Paul Blart Mall Cop with my lover Antonio last night and all I can say is it really surprised me. The acting, of course, was groundbreaking. The love between Paul and his husband Gregory in the beginning of the film was palpable and made it that much harder to watch the scene in which they recieved the letter about Gregory's cancer screening. After Paul goes rogue and decided to rob his own mall in order to pay for Greg's treatment, the movie really picks up. 5 stars.
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peanutlee 33
July 16, 2015
Amazing, so many others gave this thing 4-5 stars. We barely got 20 minutes into it before becoming deadeye bored, and then watched something else. It seriously dragged. The intended jokes or humor were flat. The acting, terrible. The entire script was flat. We didn't laugh once. Perhaps the late John Candy could have knocked this thing out, or at least delivered a decent performance as Blart. Kevin James, not so much.
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