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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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Safety Never Takes A Holiday. 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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Box Office

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,289,513 (UK) (20 March 2009)

Gross:

$146,336,178 (USA) (22 May 2009)
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Family Show: A movie that any child can follow.
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paul Blart played by Kevin James, is the likable underdog in a movie that any child can follow. This is -after all- a PG rated comedy and exactly what I would expect from a family oriented movie writer. The story was your basic knight on electric Segway saves a damsel in distress.

The one critical point this movie missed on was the "Black Friday" build up. The plot could of had much more slap-stick gags added if they had expanded on the "Black Friday" being the maddest shopping day of the year.

Unfortunately nothing happens in the movie on "Black Friday" and we jump from Thanksgiving Day directly to the mall closing up on Friday evening. Then we slide into the typical "Die Hard" spoof that will make the young children laugh.

Keir O'Donnell and his crew was the poorest actors as they attempt to ninja their way through the last part of this movie. The director should have told them this wasn't a serious remake of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon". Having the new guy as the criminal isn't that much of a surprise or plot twist.

A few plot holes weren't filled in very well but this is a children's comedy and not to be taken as a serious real life drama. If you rent this expecting to see raunchy humor, action, or a deep meaningful plot with twists and turns you will be disappointed. If you plan to rent a movie for little kids to enjoy with their grand parents, then you won't be disappointed.


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