The Pink Panther (2006)



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

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A world-famous soccer coach has been murdered and his priceless, legendary ring has been stolen -- a ring set with the stunning diamond known as the "Pink Panther." The French government needs a master detective to solve the crime and recover the gem. But, he's not available, so they recruit none other than Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Who committed the crime: a stunning pop star, a soccer player, a Chinese assassin? - And, can anyone solve the case? Clouseau and his partner, Ponton, must unmask the murderer and keep their boss, Dreyfus, from taking credit for the victory -- all without bringing the French legal system to a screeching halt.
PG (for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for The Pink Panther

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (38)

The plot, needless to say, is negligible.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Pink Panther moves Clouseau into the modern world while keeping the jokes older than dirt.

February 16, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

What is the point?

February 15, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The most that can be said for this strenuously bland reconstitution is that Steve Martin was clearly alive during filming. But just how alive, unfortunately, is at issue.

February 14, 2006
Village Voice
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For those who recall Sellers and the role he made famous, 'travesty' seems to be the right descriptor.

Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Top Critic

As if the curse of the Pink Panther wasn't dire enough, Martin's Clouseau is haunted by more than the ghost of Peter Sellers. He's also being trailed by the old Steve Martin.

Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for The Pink Panther


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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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The Pink Panther is an awful and unnecessary remake of a classic comedy. Steve Martin is awful Clouseau. The film is terrible with bad acting and a bad attempt at comedy, this film fails at delivering anything clever to the screen. The Pink Panther is yet another remake that fails to hit the mark. I don't know what studio executives were thinking, but this film is a waste of time. Steve Martin is wasted here, and usually he's pretty funny, but not here. In this film, he is painfully annoying. The comedy doesn't work have the time, and the jokes feel lazy and uninspired. Steve Martin should've passed on this role, but he didn't. The Pink Panther is a horrible remake of a great classic. The jokes are childish and unfunny, and the film is forgettable. I hated this film because it offered nothing original and it was just a very bad rehash of the original. This film should've never been made, and this is a poor attempt at creating comedy. The Pink Panther falls flat in terms of bringing good, effective laughs. This is a film that you should avoid at all costs. There is absolutely nothing going on that will appeal to the fans of the original. I disliked this film, and is one of the worst comedy films that I had the misfortune to watch. An awful film with no direction, bad jokes and bad acting. This remake shouldn't have been made.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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The Pink Panther diamond is missing.... And the world's greatest detective is solving the case one mistake at a time. Saw it again! Very funny movie! Beyonce was very sexy in this film. When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Closeau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

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