Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

I Fought the Law…

To name a film after its central character suggests that the protagonist will be strong enough to single-handedly carry the film and entertaining enough to hold the attention. These rules apply whether the title pertains specifically to the name – such as Rocky or Hellboy – or occupation – think The Godfather, Wrestler or Hustler. So does Paul Blart live up to the honour of having both his moniker and his line of work name checked in the title? Well, he’s definitely no Taxi Driver but, within the bubble of Carr’s movie, he’s certainly the star.

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