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Pink Panther 2 (2009)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 132
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 116

Underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 32
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 28

Underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.

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Hollywood funnyman Steve Martin returns to the role made famous by Peter Sellers in this high-concept sequel to the 2006 comedy hit The Pink Panther. The world's most valuable treasures are being stolen. The legendary Pink Panther Diamond is the latest to disappear, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese taking over acting duties from Kevin Kline) is assembling a team of international experts and detectives to track down the thief and recover the missing artifacts. The latest addition to the

Jun 23, 2009

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All Critics (136) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (116) | DVD (5)

Martin fumbles it from the off. And that, in a nutshell, is reason enough to avoid this as one might any other calamity.

February 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Martin has a few inspired moments but in order to get to them you have to wade through a mosh pit of unfunny gags.

February 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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Remember when Martin was funny?

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: USA Today | Comments (8)
USA Today
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What is our reward for the collective effort of this prestigious assembly? One of the most dreadfully unnecessary movies in recent memory.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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The soundtrack makes generous use of trombones to indicate humor.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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One can only hope that something good is coming from all the bad movies that Steve Martin has been appearing in.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Offers more of what was in the 2006 remake, which became a hit in spite of the chorus of film critics who pointed out that the movie was awful and then were roundly ignored by the public, which knows what it likes, thank you very much.

December 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-Union

It's unlikely that anyone over 10 will find much to cheer in this film, and adults will just be depressed by seeing a once-cutting-edge wit like Mr. Martin debasing himself.

August 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Times
Washington Times

...more of the film's jokes fall flat than hit their mark...

June 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Not funny, and certainly shouldn't be rated a kid-friendly PG either.

June 18, 2009 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

I was not a fan of the first of these new Pink Panther films, but I must admit this time around Martin nails the puffed-up twittery of the character and performs the physical gags well.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National | Comment (1)
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's not only a pointless resurrection of Blake Edwards' classic comic franchise, but a formulaic photocopy of its predecessor -- Steve Martin's 2006 remake.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

There are some beautifully constructed, elaborately inventive sequences of mayhem involving sight gags; then there are the scenes in between, when people talk. These are mostly disappointing.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Steve Martin reprises his role as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in this hideous sequel to a boring remake.

April 2, 2009 Full Review Source: MovieWeb

Nothing in this sequel of the remake makes us groan with embarrassment, as several scenes in the first one did

March 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

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March 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Much of the "comedy" in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film.

March 8, 2009 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Wasteful, unneeded sequel to Shawn Levy's already unnecessary 2006 remake/series reboot.

February 26, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comments (3)
TheMovieReport.com

It's been a long time (the 1980s, maybe?) since either Cleese or Martin was actually funny, but the director, Harald Zwart, compounds this by displaying zero sense of comedy, employing laboured visual gags and routines with no punch lines.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Sunday Times (UK)

The producers appear to believe that farce (that most delicate of genres) is humour played with the utmost crudity.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Comedy crime caper is more miss than hit.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK]
Sunday Mirror [UK]

This revisiting of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau catapults Martin so far beyond the pale of authentic comedy that there can be no hope of return.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

There is something depressingly old hat about the slapstick in The Pink Panther 2, a movie whose target audience appears to be tiny tots and those with a high tolerance for jokes about people falling over.

February 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express | Comment (1)
Daily Express

Not so much bad as it is unnecessary.

February 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Illinois Times
Illinois Times

Well, they got the Number 2 right.

February 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Someone, please make it stop!

February 13, 2009 Full Review Source: thelondonpaper
thelondonpaper

Audience Reviews for Pink Panther 2

I dunno why I watched this I really don't, maybe cause I'm a sucker for Steve Martin and his classic looney old days, aaah so good. The first Panther was actually reasonably funny in places, the hamburger scene was hilarious, trying to park his little smart car, Martin and Reno in skin tight leotards creeping around haha

This second venture is just a rehash of the first in everyway, all the jokes have been seen in the original Sellars films AND the original Martin version, they have basically just gone over old ground yet again, absolutely nothing original here. The prat falls, jokes and set ups are so predictable and childish its embarrassing, the only amusing part was at the start when Cleese finds out he is being overlooked for a position in the 'dream team' for 'Clouseau', don't bother.
February 9, 2012
phubbs1

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Sequel to Pink Panther is just as bad as the first. Steve Martin's inspector Clouseau is unfunny and quite irritating, instead of being funny. I felt that this film missed the mark. This is an awful sequel to an already awful film. I really don't know why this was made. The first film was dreadful. The acting and story felt out of place, and nothing really fit. I had a hard time watching this. I had a hard time finishing it, and when it was over, I was relieved. This film sucked. Everything about it was bad. I usually like Steve Martin, but in this film along with the first film, it was terrible. Just bad. I can't grasp at how bad this one was. The humor is shallow, stupid and really doesn't feel right. The film sets the lowest standards for mediocrity. This is an awful sequel that has some of the most stupid moments that I have seen. I really don't get why this film was made. Steve Martin is painfully annoying in the role of Clouseau, and he makes the film not enjoyable whatsoever. If you've seen the first film, then you don't need to see this film. This sequel is stupid, badly conceived and above all, a waste of time. Avoid this film; you'll be glad you did. There's nothing to be had here except, tired irritating comedy. I've seen such a poorly made comedy since Dumb and Dumberer. The Pink Panther 2 fails to deliver good, genuine laughs.
September 21, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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As much as I love Steve Martin.... his Inspector Clouseau character is too much of a buffoon versus accidentally ingenious. More annoying than the Insp. Clouseau he could portray in a more clever way. John Cleese offers the only really brilliant comedic performance.
January 5, 2011
Tomassgringo

Super Reviewer

This was stupider, more ridiculous and obnoxious than the first. It has less slapstick, however claims to be be worse in every way possible. However, the only reason I give it a small amount of credit, is because it is so completely stupid, that it sometimes becomes hilarious!
February 5, 2010
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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