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Based on 24 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The action sequences are just as ridiculous as the romance parts, but at least James seems comfortable with the pratfalls and gross-out scenarios. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The last name Blart may be the funniest thing in the movie, so that's a hint as to just how bad this shopping-center saga can be. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film is completely forgettable, frequently funny and weirdly satisfying in a Jersey Loser Gets Respect kind of way. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Perfectly inoffensive and almost entirely unfunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is more of a numbing experience than a painful one. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Great comics from Jerry Lewis to Peter Sellers have turned pathetic into comedic. But James never seems to able to get beyond pathetic. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's as slam-bang preposterous as any R-rated comedy you can name. It's just that Paul Blart and the film's other characters don't feel the need to use the f-word as the building block of every sentence. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It's fine for kids, though, and it doesn't try too hard. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Although Paul Blart is by no means great cinema, there is amusement to be uncovered as we watch Kevin James bumble his way through actions oh-so-similar to those navigated with more blood, sweat, profanity, and dead bodies than Willis. Too bad there's no "Yippekayay...." show more

  • 50
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Thanks to a tight script and brisk pacing from director Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care, Dr. Doolittle 2), there's little fat in Mall Cop, save the a yawn-inducing parade of fat-guy jokes. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The bad guys just seem like a bunch of X-Games rejects, and Blart's ingenuity proves way more effective than it has any right to be. show more

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