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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
paul blart mall cop 2

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Cinema lovers, you should thank God for Kevin James. This oft-ridiculed screen giant is here to answer a question that has plagued mankind for decades now: what would a film be like if every single person involved made as little effort as humanly possible? It’s been six years since the inexplicably successful ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, and our hero (Kevin James) is in a rut. His wife has left him, his mother was flattened by a milk truck (just one in a series of oddly brutal sideswipes against elderly women) and his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) is planning to leave home. When he gets an offer to attend a security officers’ convention in Las Vegas, Paul jumps at the chance.

Given that it comes courtesy of Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison – the good folks behind such comedy classics as ‘You Don’t Mess With the Zohan’ and ‘Grown Ups 2’ – it’s no surprise that ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ is a lazy, witless, laugh-free experience. But even by their standards, this is a slog to sit through, so glacially paced that at times it achieves an almost zen-like level of anti-comedy. Expect the next film to consist solely of James silently piloting his Segway around in a white room for 90 minutes.

Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 10 April 2015
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Andy Fickman
  • Screenwriter:Nick Bakay, Kevin James
  • Cast:
    • Kevin James
    • Raini Rodriguez
    • Eduardo Verástegui
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