The Pink Panther

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

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When the coach of a French soccer team is killed, his ring featuring the legendary Pink Panther diamond goes missing. Luckily, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline) has a plan: assign his most intelligent, most driven officers to track down the thieves in secret, while publicly assigning the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) as head of the case. Clouseau seems hopeless, until his various mistakes and misjudgments miraculously put him on the real killer's trail.

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Steve Martin
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Len Blum
Screenwriter
Steve Martin
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Tracey Trench
Executive Producer
Henry Mancini
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Christophe Beck
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Jonathan Brown
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Critic Reviews for The Pink Panther

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (113)

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    December 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    Empire Magazine
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  • The plot, needless to say, is negligible.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
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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 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • One has to chalk up The Pink Panther to the good old traditions of Hollywood greed and chutzpah. Nothing this slapdash and badly executed is done for the love of movies.

    March 4, 2006 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • The Pink Panther moves Clouseau into the modern world while keeping the jokes older than dirt.

    February 17, 2006 | Rating: C+

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
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  • What is the point?

    February 16, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther

  • Sep 07, 2014
    I don't even see the point of having a remake of the classic. Even the talent from Steve Martin cannot save the film.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2013
    Steve Martin is on the case in The Pink Panther. When the coach of France's national soccer team is murdered and his famous Pink Panther diamond stolen, bumbling police detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is tasked with solving the case. Co-starring Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, and Emily Mortimer, the cast is pretty good and has a talent for this style of broad comedy. However, it's the comedy stylings of Steve Martin that have to carry the film, and he does a great job with the slapstick humor. Still, there's a lot of juvenile stuff that doesn't really work, and Beyonce Knowles is dead weight. The Pink Panther is a fun film with plenty of laughs, but they don't always land.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2013
    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. Saw it on Youtube.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2012
    Waste of time, Steve Martin is not Peter sellers
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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