Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • PG
  • 1h 31m
  • 2009
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With a heart that won't quit, a stomach that won't stop gurgling and a self-sworn oath to protect his turf, he's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Mild-mannered Paul Blart (Kevin James, "The King of Queens") has always had huge dreams of becoming a State Trooper. Until then, he patrols the local mall as a security guard. With his closely cropped moustache, personal transporter and gung-ho attitude, only Blart seems to take his job seriously. All that changes when a team of thugs raids the mall and takes hostages. Untrained, unarmed and a super-size target, Blart has to become a real cop to save the day.
© 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Paul Blart: Mall Cop has some laughs, but its plot is flimsy and lacking in any sustained comic momentum.
Time Out
David Jenkins

Unmemorable, unfunny and unoriginal.

June 22, 2017
Christine Champ

In places the plot sags a bit and some jokes don't quite hit their mark or tickle the funny bone a...

June 22, 2017
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson

This isn't brain surgery; this is daffy entertainment that plays to its strengths, with director S...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz

Once you've seen about the first 20 minutes of the movie, you've got a sense of what all of the jo...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kevin James' slapstick comedy will amuse older tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that since this slapstick comedy is set in a mall, it features a tremendous amount of consumer/product integration. As a result, almost every scene includes a real mall store or restaurant. There are lots of humorous pratfalls -- but the criminals also threaten to kill people and use guns, and there are a few explosions. Several jokes target the obese (including the main character). The language is mostly confined to insults (though there's at least one use of "s--t," as well as a couple uses of "hell," "ass," and "oh my God"), and the sexuality is limited to flirting, a kiss ... and an extended scene set in Victoria's Secret.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:January 15, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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