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‘Mall Cop 2’ gives critics more to hate

Kevin James’ latest, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” hasn’t exactly wowed critics.
Kevin James’ latest, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” hasn’t exactly wowed critics.

(Posted Saturday) The reviews for “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” are out, and the critical one-liners – which add up to a cumulative 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes – are flying fast and loose, besides being vicious.

A few samples:

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: “The cinematic equivalent of biting into an old brown banana.”

Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal: “During Blart’s awkward convention speech, a fellow security guard is so inspired, she yells out, ‘You go Paul Blart!’ Yes, Paul Blart. You go. And take everybody involved with this mess with you.”

Dave White, Movies.com: “Kevin James and Nick Bakay are credited as screenwriters, but that’s only because ‘Taking Naps’ and ‘I Went Out To Get A Sandwich’ are not Writer’s Guild credits yet.”

Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound: “There was a point where I was considering writing a will because this film made me want to leave this Earth.”

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