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Pink Panther 2 Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2009
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

April 3, 2009
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

April 3, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 27, 2009
Peter Bradshaw

Steve Martin is back doing the fur-nay ack-saynt (now increasingly eun-fur-nay); and with this film he's very much channelling the spirit of the final Panther movies from the original series, when Peter Sellers had nothing to offer but despair.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2009
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

...after a long week of financial worries, children worries, job worries, The Pink Panther 2 hits all the right notes and is an excellent 90-minute escape.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 4/5

February 6, 2009
Leslie Gornstein
E! Online

The second take featuring Steve Martin as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau occasionally -- only occasionally -- gets a clue, thanks to The Pink Panther 2's strong cast and the intermittent cute line.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

February 6, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It won't blow you away, but it's worth a few laughs.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2009
Patrick Parker
Premiere Magazine

Clouseau's sleuthing practices are so unbelievably absurd it's hard not to laugh.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2009
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

If The Pink Panther 2 can keep our kids laughing while giving them the same warm memories we associate with the best installments of the series, then it's still a success no matter how well it measures up to the original.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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None of it is memorable, though the audience it's aimed at will giggle at the adults gone goofy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2009
Todd McCarthy
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Serves up enough goofy pranks and fractured wordplay to keep the series purring along.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 6, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Bottom line: Any laugh's a good laugh these days.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

February 6, 2009
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

It's all about Martin's commitment. He knows the rules, the limits and he's an expert at performing it. Even the stunt doubles do some awesome work.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

February 6, 2009
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Despite all the supporting star power, it's Martin's physical comedy that makes the movie.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 5, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Pink Panther 2 provides genial chuckles, but it's never excitingly rude.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

February 4, 2009
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Dave White

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0.5/5

April 4, 2011
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

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.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 2/4

December 24, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

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.

Full Review Source: Washington Times

August 30, 2009
Darcy Paquet
Screen International
October 11, 2011
Cole Haddon
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May 6, 2011

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April 5, 2011
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
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