Son of the Pink Panther Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 23, 2014
[Benigni's] cheerful physicality and soul -- combined with Edwards's continuing feel for slapstick -- give the tired routines of Son of the Pink Panther whatever life they have.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2014
Edwards actually sets the stage at the end for a sequel. Is there anybody out there who would want to see it? More to the point, would Edwards want to make it?
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 23, 2014
This movie will finally kill off the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 23, 2014
That there are any laughs at all is due almost entirely to Benigni. He's not remotely like Sellers, but he's a creative physical comedian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
July 23, 2014
To be fair, Benigni does the best he can with the supremely unfunny material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
November 6, 2009
Outside of the James Bond films, it's hard to think of a series as passť as Blake Edwards' Pink Panther comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Starring Italian comedian Roberto Benigni as the new bumbling inspector, it is a tired pastiche of recycled sketches and gags.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What Son of the Pink Panther doesn't have, in addition to Mr. Sellers, is a screenplay that is even semi-coherent.
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David Mills
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
After hiring Benigni, it seems, Edwards flat ran out of good ideas.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Nothing is sadder than seeing a once-beloved movie series churning out sequels long after its time is past.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4