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Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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Kevin James, Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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:
Nick Bakay, Kevin James
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

The latest cookie-cutter comedy to come off Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production line, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is essentially one fat joke strung out for an hour and a half. Former King of Queens lug Kevin James pratfalls his way onto the big screen as a Segway-riding security guard who deep down knows he’s a powerless loser, but dreams of being a heroic New Jersey state trooper. In the meantime, he becomes smitten with a cutie who runs a hair-extension kiosk (Jayma Mays from Ugly Betty) and gets a shot at crime-fighting redemption when a posse of goons raid the mall and take her hostage. Will he defy the odds and manage to save the day? Spoiler alert: You bet. EXTRAS include a few deleted scenes, a surprisingly unfunny commentary by James, and just to ensure that the fat jokes keep coming, a Cinnabon coupon. C+