Friday, March 27, 2009

Paul Blart Mall Cop

A game one can play while watching this movie — which might help prevent slumber — is to try to spot the difference between the moments that were meant to be funny and the ones which weren't...and the ones which are just plain embarrassing.

This is American lumpen comedy at it's most bizarre. Is it in fact a comedy or just some lame, semi-serious, family-friendly Die Hard spoof in which all the hostage-takers have only one gun between them?

It falls short on almost every level, laughs, action, character, except perhaps predictable formula. And Kevin James usually comes up with such likeable on-screen underdogs. Not here.

Grade: C

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