A Shot in the Dark Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 3, 2014
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.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 7, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/4

Film4
August 7, 2012
The second Pink Panther film is a timeless piece of knockabout comic artistry and undoubtedly the best of the series.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2012
This isn't quite up to the original, but it has its moments.
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
August 7, 2012
The original Pink Panther movie, and perhaps even the best. Sellars is, obviously, stellar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 7, 2011
A great comedy, brilliantly directed by Blake Edwards.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Funny Pink Panther sequel. Older tweens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
Sometimes the narrative is subordinated to individual bits of business and running gags but Sellers' skill as a comedian again is demonstrated.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
April 2, 2010
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
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Perhaps the series' most effervescent entry.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 16, 2005
The best of the bunch
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 24, 2005
The perfectly balanced Clouseau flick. Brilliantly funny.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 20, 2004
'La genialidad de Sellers es, por mucho, más divertida que cualquier propuesta actual.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 8, 2004
Sellers is on full tilt in this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 16, 2004
A few of the set-pieces are tours de force on the part of Sellers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 13, 2003
The funniest in the Pink Panther series
| Original Score: 5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 9, 2003
...generally considered one of the best, if not the best, in the series.
| Original Score: 8/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 13, 2002
Possibly the best of the Pink Panther movies, even though it isn't technically labeled as such.
| Original Score: 4/5
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