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Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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Richard Cartwright

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
Wide Release Date:
01/16/09
performer:
Kevin James, Bobby Cannavale, Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell
director:
Steve Carr
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
74058, 7038
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

The title of this farce about an overeager ? security guard (Kevin James) suggests a one-joke trudge. But Paul Blart: Mall Cop has a few ? surprises in store. The biggest is James, an ? unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant, the failed jump, and the lopsided tumble. The ? former King of Queens star also proves to be a warm leading man who grounds the movie as ?it morphs into a loopy heist thriller after a promising start as something entirely ? different: a gentle comedy of suburban underachievement. B

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