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Pink Panther 2 Reviews

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Cole Haddon
Film.com
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May 6, 2011
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Martin fumbles it from the off. And that, in a nutshell, is reason enough to avoid this as one might any other calamity.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/6

February 12, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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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.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

February 9, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Remember when Martin was funny?

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 6, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 6, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The soundtrack makes generous use of trombones to indicate humor.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 6, 2009
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Wasn't it bad enough the first time?

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

February 6, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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There's a difference between kid-friendly and just regular old dumb.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

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
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Recycling bins have fresher content than this listless exercise in check-the-boxes moviemaking.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

February 6, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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There's a sort of desperation at work here.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 6, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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For all the obvious cribbing, the filmmakers still seem ill-at-ease with Clouseau's simplistic world view and frank buffoonery.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

February 6, 2009
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Another Steve Martin comedy, the same old question -- what happened?

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Hoary slapstick routines, invariably rushed, are all there is in The Pink Panther 2.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 6, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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[I]f half-hearted remakes of fondly remembered films (and their still more lifeless sequels) are one of the most acute ills currently plaguing Hollywood, [Steve] Martin is arguably the primary vector by which the malady is transmitted.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

February 6, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Although comic mayhem follows Martin's Clouseau everywhere, none of it is particularly funny.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

February 5, 2009
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Alas, the second time proves no charm for The Pink Panther 2, Steve Martin's latest flimsy attempt to resurrect Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau for the 21st century.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 5, 2009
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Plays like a series of disconnected, hit-or-miss skits in a cut-rate Saturday Night Live.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 5, 2009
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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The Pink Panther 2 plays like an undeserved victory lap for a series that only limped to the finish line the last time.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

February 5, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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At no point in Pink Panther 2 does credible screenwriting or apparent direction allow for the sensation of spontaneity.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

February 5, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In The Pink Panther 2 the cast sprints way, way out ahead of the material, and miles ahead of the director, Harald Zwart.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 5, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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[It's] admittedly funnier than the 2006 original. But that movie was so dispiritingly, soul-suckingly bad, there was nowhere left to go but up.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 5, 2009
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Costars John Cleese, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Andy Garcia, and Jeremy Irons look either bored or desperate, gasping for laughs in an airless screenplay.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 5, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The actors are let down by the screenplay and direction, which don't really pop the supporting characters out into strong comic focus.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 5, 2009
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Until that storied team comes together, the film is a dreary checklist of pratfalls, wan double entendres, and frantic, unfunny set pieces.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 5, 2009
David Germain
Associated Press
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There are chuckles, maybe even a belly laugh or two if you're in a charitable mood. But the movie's mostly a waste of time and talent.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 4, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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...somewhat less of a desecration of the memory of Peter Sellers than Martin's first outing as the bumbling French detective.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 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
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Martin is such a likable personality it's tempting to say he makes the movie worthwhile. Sorry, that's too tall an order for anyone.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2009
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
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For a series that's left so much Clouseau-like wreckage in its wake, disposability may be worth settling for.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 4, 2009
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