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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

More slapstick humor; strongest appeal for Kevin James fans.

Movie PG 2015 94 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

My Kids Loved it...My Husband and I Laughed.

I am pretty strict on what we let the kids watch, as far as adult content goes. This movie was harmless and close to wholesome for this genre, in my opinion. There was no "partial nudity" or bikini, or adult content scenes like you have in boy movies like Wimpy Kid, or Sandlot. Nothing at all that made me uncomfortable watching with my 3, 6, and 9 year old. The 6 year old loved it the most. We laughed a lot...mostly because we wanted to laugh. Sometimes it feels good to watch a "dumb" movie :)
age 13+

Paul blart mall cop 2 is not for little kids

i think paul blart mall cop 2 is a amazing movie but its not for little kids because a guy gets drunk and passes out on the couch and people threaten to kill some people and their are allusions to sex with that being said i dont reccomend paul blart mall cop 2 for anyone under the age of 13

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (31 ):

No new ground is broken in PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, and no real, authentic comedic gold is mined. That said, James is delightfully down-to-earth and game for the movie's brand of fun, which makes it decently entertaining to watch if you're in the right mood/mindset. A side plot about his soon-to-be empty nest is somewhat heartwarming, but there's really not much to make it memorable. And it flirts with offensiveness -- there are jokes at the expense of the elderly and the overweight, and Blart's overprotectiveness borders on the unhinged overprotectiveness -- but it's so flimsy that it ultimately doesn't have the weight (no pun intended) to offend. Were it not for James, the movie would be an absolute pass.

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