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Paul Blart: Mall Cop The title of this farce about an overeager ? security guard (Kevin James) suggests a one-joke trudge. But Paul Blart: Mall Cop has a...Paul Blart: Mall CopComedyPG The title of this farce about an overeager ? security guard (Kevin James) suggests a one-joke trudge. But Paul Blart: Mall Cop has a...2009-01-14Bobby CannavaleJayma MaysKeir O'DonnellBobby Cannavale, Jayma Mays, Keir O'DonnellSony Pictures Entertainment

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Kevin James, Bobby Cannavale, Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell; Director: Steve Carr; Author: Nick Bakay, Kevin James; Release Date Wide: 01/16/2009; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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

Originally posted January 14 2009 — 12:00 AM EST

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