Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) 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… 2009-01-16 PG Comedy Kevin James Bobby Cannavale Jayma Mays Keir O'Donnell Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG
Shop Cop: Kevin James serves and protects as Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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Shop Cop: Kevin James serves and protects as Paul Blart: Mall Cop
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 16, 2009; Rated: PG; Genre: Comedy; With: Kevin James; 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 Jan 14, 2009 Published in issue #1031 Jan 23, 2009 Order article reprints