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A Shot in the Dark Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The crime plot itself is merely window dressing for the one hundred minute showcase of Peter Sellers' amazing timing with both verbal and physical comedy.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

July 3, 2014

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The picture is filled with one sight gag after another, many familiar to anyone old enough to remember the glory days of silent comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 7, 2012


The second Pink Panther film is a timeless piece of knockabout comic artistry and undoubtedly the best of the series.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 7, 2012
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This isn't quite up to the original, but it has its moments.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 7, 2012
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine

The original Pink Panther movie, and perhaps even the best. Sellars is, obviously, stellar.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2012
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

A great comedy, brilliantly directed by Blake Edwards.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

January 7, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Funny Pink Panther sequel. Older tweens+.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 14, 2010
Variety Staff
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Sometimes the narrative is subordinated to individual bits of business and running gags but Sellers' skill as a comedian again is demonstrated.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Despite the continental suavity, this is a most brutal work, the end of an era as comic classicism is skewered by the jaundiced humor of the new decade

Full Review Source: CinePassion

April 2, 2010

Time Out
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First of the Pink Panther sequels, establishing Sellers' incompetent Inspector Clouseau as a viable series character, and prompting Blake Edwards into an unchallenging downhill coast for far too long.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Perhaps the series' most effervescent entry.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 3, 2005

The best of the bunch

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2005
Widgett Walls

The perfectly balanced Clouseau flick. Brilliantly funny.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 24, 2005

'La genialidad de Sellers es, por mucho, más divertida que cualquier propuesta actual.'

| Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2004
Christopher Null

Sellers is on full tilt in this one.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 8, 2004
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A few of the set-pieces are tours de force on the part of Sellers

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

The funniest in the Pink Panther series

| Original Score: 5/5

June 13, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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It is mad, but the wonderful dexterity and the air of perpetually buttressed dignity with which Mr. Sellers plays his role make what could quickly be monotonous enjoyable to the end.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...generally considered one of the best, if not the best, in the series.

| Original Score: 8/10

May 9, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Possibly the best of the Pink Panther movies, even though it isn't technically labeled as such.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 13, 2002
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