Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

You might know Kevin James as the ‘big-boned’ guy out of sitcoms The King Of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond. This is his first lead movie role - co-produced by Adam Sandler - and it sees him play a bumbling shopping mall security guard with dreams of making the real police force. He gets a chance to prove his worth when a hostage situation involving a criminal gang occurs on his patch – the West Orange Pavilion Mall. Jayma Mays - recognizable from lots of TV shows including Heroes and Ugly Betty - plays the love interest.

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Comedy
Director:
Steve Carr ('Next Friday', 'Daddy Day Care')
Writer:
Kevin JamesNick Bakay
Cast:
Kevin JamesKeir O'DonnellJayma Mays

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Reviews & comments

a good bit of fun

I thought this was a great movie for a quiet night in or to watch with mum. had some good funny moments in it & its nice to see the bigger guy win for a change

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

An almost shockingly amateurish one-note-joke comedy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Only a creepy mustache and a complete lack of self-awareness separate Paul Blart’s likeable shlub from Doug Heffernan, the amiable deliveryman James portrayed on sitcom King Of Queens for nine years.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A tossed-off comedy from Adam Sandler's production company that makes one long for the comparative genius of "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry."

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Newshub

Newshub

press

It is dull.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Underneath all the cartoonish mall mayhem and silly slapstick lies a comedy that aspires to be the sort of gentle crowd-pleaser John Hughes used to make.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardly promising but, thanks to James’ winningly gung-ho underdog and the fat-man grace he brings to a pratfall, unexpectedly watchable.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

An almost shockingly amateurish one-note-joke comedy.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Only a creepy mustache and a complete lack of self-awareness separate Paul Blart’s likeable shlub from Doug Heffernan, the amiable deliveryman James portrayed on sitcom King Of Queens for nine years.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A tossed-off comedy from Adam Sandler's production company that makes one long for the comparative genius of "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry."

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Newshub

Newshub

press

It is dull.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Underneath all the cartoonish mall mayhem and silly slapstick lies a comedy that aspires to be the sort of gentle crowd-pleaser John Hughes used to make.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardly promising but, thanks to James’ winningly gung-ho underdog and the fat-man grace he brings to a pratfall, unexpectedly watchable.

3.0

a good bit of fun

I thought this was a great movie for a quiet night in or to watch with mum. had some good funny moments in it & its nice to see the bigger guy win for a change

3.0