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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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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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Now, Help Is On The Way. Until Then, There's Paul Blart. See more »

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

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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The first movie ever released in the month of January to gross over $100 million during its initial release. See more »

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The movie was supposed to be taking place at the West Orange Pavilion Mall in New Jersey during the Christmas shopping season. Several windows depicted bathing suits, bikinis and even summer wear in their windows, along with beach towels, (part of the movie was filmed at the Burlington (MA) Mall during the summer), whereas other stores, such as Macy's had window displays of Christmas and New Year's Eve apparel in their windows. See more »

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Veck Sims: It's like my mother always said, if you want something done right, waste them yourself. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
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Missing out
2 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I really liked the "King of Queens" TV show, as many did. Especially those who are tempted to watch this movie. Unless you are still a teenager (or younger), you might not care about the lead role. But while Kevin James seems to promise a few "belly laughs" (no pun intended), the jokes are more miss than hit.

Which is the biggest problem of the movie. Not the story (what would you expect from this really, story-wise), nor the actors in general (they need better material to work with). The movie solely relies on Kevin James and while that worked with the TV Show, it does not work here. You will eventually get tired of the jokes, but it happens to quickly.

So if you're not a Kevin James fan or like to be entertained in a better way, than this isn't the movie for you


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