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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.


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Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own. Written by J. Rieper

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Don't Mess With His Mall! See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,832,636 (USA) (16 January 2009)


$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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According to an interview with Jay Leno, Kevin James did all of his own stunts. See more »


All of the police vehicles in the movie are shown with all blue emergency lights. In New Jersey the display of blue lights exclusively is reserved for volunteer firefighters and volunteer EMS personal vehicles. A New Jersey driver would recognize the minivan with the blue throw light Paul and Jimmy were driving as a volunteer responding to a call, not a police vehicle. See more »


[First Line]
Drill Instructor: Alright you have all completed the written exam, however, you must now pass the obsticle coarse to be admitted into the training program. And remember: Survive this and you are on front lines of keeping New Jersey safe.
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Skateboarding Ninja Terrorists?!?!!?!
27 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had potential, or so I thought. Kevin James is a pretty funny guy and the premise seemed like a good one, if well written.

James plays a Mall cop who's a bit of a loser but has a good heart. The first half hour or so is pretty funny. Not hilariously funny mind you, but a chuckle here and there. It looked like it could shape up to be a goofy comedy with a goofy but lovable character. But the movie peaks about 20 minutes into the film when Kevin James "accidentally" gets drunk at a bar and makes a fool of himself. And then it's all down hill from there.

Next thing you know, his mall is overrun by terrorists on bicycles and skateboards who are flipping through the air, jumping off balcony's, flying through glass. It's absurd...and not in a funny way, it's just bizarre. Well maybe I did chuckle once or twice at how absurd it was...once or twice...literally.

Don't waste your time.

Just like all of the latest Happy Madison productions, it's crap. I'm convinced that Satan exists and Adam Sandler did indeed sell his soul...cause somehow his pieces of crap continue to consistently make money.

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