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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, “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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