Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    The last name Blart may be the funniest thing in the movie, so that's a hint as to just how bad this shopping-center saga can be.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    30
    Director Steve Carr ("Daddy Day Care") tries nothing new in the world of aesthetics. Should be no surprise considering that any film put out by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions doesn't really need to take any kind of cinematic risk.
  3. To call this Kevin James comedy fatuous might be misinterpreted as an attack on the star's girth--so how about inane, tepid, lazy, puerile, phony, and unfunny?
  4. The action sequences are just as ridiculous as the romance parts, but at least James seems comfortable with the pratfalls and gross-out scenarios.
  5. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
    25
    James plays it safe. And, short of unfunny, safe is the worst thing a comedian can be.
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop deserves to be cited for loitering.
  7. 12
    Looks like something stubbed out in an ashtray.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 65
  2. Negative: 20 out of 65
  1. EvanB.
    Jan 17, 2009
    10
    Surprisingly funny!
  2. Nov 22, 2014
    8
    I never understood the negative reviews for this movie. Mall Cop is just a great family movie. It has lots of good laughs it not inappropriateI never understood the negative reviews for this movie. Mall Cop is just a great family movie. It has lots of good laughs it not inappropriate for young kids its just a great movie to watch with a group. Anytime this movie is on cable I can watch it. I must have seen it at least 5 times and that doesn't bother me in the least. Kevin James just seems to put out movies that are clean and funny. I hear that there is a sequel in the works and I bet it'll be funny too. Full Review »
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    0
    It's just so boring and unfunny. I almost never rate movies this low, but I'm doing it on this one. I'm a huge fan of happy Madison but thisIt's just so boring and unfunny. I almost never rate movies this low, but I'm doing it on this one. I'm a huge fan of happy Madison but this was a lazy effort from them and I'm very disappointed. Steer well clear of this one please. Full Review »