New Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new comedy flick, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top critics. Oh, and wow! Did they not like this thing, giving it a very low, overall 14 score out of a possible 100 across 14 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Kevin James, Neal McDonough, Shirley Knight, and Raini Rodriguez. We’ve posted blurbs from some of the critics,below.
Kevin P. Sullivan at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a very bad 25 grade, saying: “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 does all it was created to do: exist.”
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 25, stating: ” Is it never funny? No, it’s not never funny. It’s just not funny nearly often enough.”
Andy Webster at The New York Times, gave it a 20 score, claiming: ” You won’t find much offensive in Kevin James’s slick, innocuous vehicle Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. You won’t find much prompting an emotional reaction in general, so familiar are the jokes and situations. If Mr. James’s character thinks of safety first, so does this movie, to its extreme detriment.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 20 score, saying: “Nothing aired by WikiLeaks could possibly be more destructive to Sony’s reputation than the release of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the sort of movie that goes beyond mere mediocrity to offer possible evidence of a civilization in decline.”
Frank Scheck over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20 score. He said: “While the original was no classic, it had a few mild laughs and the plus-sized actor displayed a certain buffoonish charm. Such is not the case with this painfully unfunny, slapdash follow-up in which the title character is so relentlessly obnoxious that you’ll be cheering for the villains.”