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The Pink Panther (2006)



Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 139
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 108

Though Steve Martin is game, the particulars of the Inspector Clouseau character elude him in this middling update.


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 31

Though Steve Martin is game, the particulars of the Inspector Clouseau character elude him in this middling update.



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A world-famous soccer coach has been murdered and his priceless, legendary ring has been stolen -- a ring set with the stunning diamond known as the "Pink Panther." The French government needs a master detective to solve the crime and recover the gem. But, he's not available, so they recruit none other than Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Who committed the crime: a stunning pop star, a soccer player, a Chinese assassin? - And, can anyone solve the case? Clouseau and his partner, Ponton, must unmask


Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy

Len Blum, Steve Martin

Jun 13, 2006


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All Critics (149) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (108) | DVD (17)

The plot, needless to say, is negligible.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The Pink Panther moves Clouseau into the modern world while keeping the jokes older than dirt.

February 17, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
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What is the point?

February 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The most that can be said for this strenuously bland reconstitution is that Steve Martin was clearly alive during filming. But just how alive, unfortunately, is at issue.

February 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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For those who recall Sellers and the role he made famous, 'travesty' seems to be the right descriptor.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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As if the curse of the Pink Panther wasn't dire enough, Martin's Clouseau is haunted by more than the ghost of Peter Sellers. He's also being trailed by the old Steve Martin.

February 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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The best that can be said about it is that Kevin Kline is note perfect as the smarmy, scheming Chief Inspector Dreyfus and his undisguised contempt for Clouseau.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source:

From the witty franchise that Peter Sellers and director Blake Edwards made famous comes a pale offshoot that lacks sufficient tempo, tone and supporting characters to make it satisfying.

April 20, 2009 Full Review Source:

I hope nobody misunderstands when I say: Steve Martin, you are no Peter Sellers. And while I'm at it; Shawn Levy, you are no Blake Edwards.

January 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Comment (1)
Apollo Guide

Without a whit of subtlety, this tired retread induces nary a laugh, only groans of disbelief that we're expected to find such a sorry string of dumb puns, infantile farts, awful accents and endless pratfalls funny.

May 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine
Upstage Magazine

All of [Martin's] hard work does pay off

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Perhaps it's time to admit that The Pink Panther series is ready for permanent retirement.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

...a slight yet sporadically hilarious update of the classic Peter Sellers/Blake Edwards film series.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

This remake, sadly, is far inferior to the original two Pink Panther films, despite the top-notch talent involved.

May 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

For now, though it's a mixed blessing, this seems like the movie Martin deserves.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Ciente de que Peter Sellers é inimitável como Closeau, Martin cria sua própria versão do personagem e, ainda que não chegue perto de se igualar ao original, consegue gerar boas risadas.

April 14, 2006
Cinema em Cena

A fun and animated return to film for one of cinema's favourite characters, and a treat for the generation that have never seen him before.

April 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Brag Magazine
Brag Magazine

When it comes to humor, this Pink is extremely pale.

March 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Martin's valiant performance, however hamstrung by Sellers' ghost, is mired in a silly, inane plot that keeps the movie firmly grounded.

March 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

The film has an extremely high gag rate - it's just a shame that so few of them actually work.

March 16, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Rest assured, the decision to remake this film had nothing to do with art, creativity, comedic zen, or some form of tribute to Sellers or Blake Edwards.

March 14, 2006 Full Review
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As for Martin, no matter how many he times he stumbles, fumbles, burns his balls or mispronounces the word hamburger, he never gets close to making the Clouseau persona his own.

March 14, 2006 Full Review Source:

This one will make you laugh early and often, and send you out of the theater in a cheerful mood. And, really, what more could you ask?

March 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Animals, I imagine, have dreams with better narrative integrity.

March 9, 2006 Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS)
F5 (Wichita, KS)

To say that Steve Martin has miscalculated here is a kind way of saying this is the most boring and shallow comedy since You and Your Stupid Mate.

March 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther

I resented the very idea of this from the beginning, even the suggestion, and so was pleasantly surprised when some of the nonsense actually garnered a hard earned smile from me. Reno as the second banana: a surprise. And Mortimer? Why didn't they give her more? Martin's behind the scenes too on the script, so this is essentially his baby, and its not as ugly as I thought it was going to be.
January 24, 2013

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The Pink Panther is an awful and unnecessary remake of a classic comedy. Steve Martin is awful Clouseau. The film is terrible with bad acting and a bad attempt at comedy, this film fails at delivering anything clever to the screen. The Pink Panther is yet another remake that fails to hit the mark. I don't know what studio executives were thinking, but this film is a waste of time. Steve Martin is wasted here, and usually he's pretty funny, but not here. In this film, he is painfully annoying. The comedy doesn't work have the time, and the jokes feel lazy and uninspired. Steve Martin should've passed on this role, but he didn't. The Pink Panther is a horrible remake of a great classic. The jokes are childish and unfunny, and the film is forgettable. I hated this film because it offered nothing original and it was just a very bad rehash of the original. This film should've never been made, and this is a poor attempt at creating comedy. The Pink Panther falls flat in terms of bringing good, effective laughs. This is a film that you should avoid at all costs. There is absolutely nothing going on that will appeal to the fans of the original. I disliked this film, and is one of the worst comedy films that I had the misfortune to watch. An awful film with no direction, bad jokes and bad acting. This remake shouldn't have been made.
September 22, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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The Pink Panther diamond is missing.... And the world's greatest detective is solving the case one mistake at a time.

Saw it again! Very funny movie! Beyonce was very sexy in this film.

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Closeau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery.
September 4, 2011
Manu Gino

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    1. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: What?
    2. Gilbert Ponton: Nothing.
    3. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: You mean you didn't just say, 'AAAHHHHHHH'?
    – Submitted by William Y (2 years ago)
    1. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: What? What did you say?
    2. Gilbert Ponton: Nothing.
    3. Inspector Jacques Clouseau: You mean, you didn't just say: 'Stop the car, dear God, I beg of you, stop the car'?
    – Submitted by Lucas M (3 years ago)
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