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The Pink Panther Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
The best that can be said about it is that Kevin Kline is note perfect as the smarmy, scheming Chief Inspector Dreyfus and his undisguised contempt for Clouseau.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 10, 2006
Brilliant Martin, an intellectual comic who started his career slumming in sophomoric slapstick, is entirely too uptight to be genius Sellers' greatest creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2006
Yet another sad milestone in the valley of Steve Martin's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 10, 2006
...a symptom of Clouseauian hubris.
| Original Score: 71/100
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 10, 2006
There's a fair amount of laughs and a breezy feeling of joie de silliness, even if the finished product isn't good enough to warrant an ongoing series.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 9, 2006
At every moment in the movie, I was aware that Peter Sellers was Clouseau, and Steve Martin was not. I hadn't realized how thoroughly Sellers and Edwards had colonized my memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 11, 2006
For those who recall Sellers and the role he made famous, 'travesty' seems to be the right descriptor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 9, 2006
This is less like Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards and more like "Ernest Goes to Paris."
| Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 11, 2006
Enough, already. It's time for an intervention. Steve Martin, you're no longer allowed to work with director Shawn Levy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
February 7, 2006
A leaden rehash that, finally materializing after repeated delays, is all too symptomatic of star Steve Martin's mushy recent choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 16, 2006
What is the point?
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Christopher Orr
L.A. Weekly
February 9, 2006
As is so often the case with Hollywood retreads, the joke is on us.
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 30, 2007
Without a whit of subtlety, this tired retread induces nary a laugh, only groans of disbelief that we're expected to find such a sorry string of dumb puns, infantile farts, awful accents and endless pratfalls funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 10, 2006
An endless procession of forced shtick and cartoon-style anarchy that's been watered down into bland, tasteless froth.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
February 9, 2006
Of course, the momentum of Martin's silliness can only take the production halfway, and the script just isn't up to snuff in this latest stab at killing the Peter Sellers legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 10, 2006
You could wander into The Pink Panther for any 15-minute period, laugh a couple of times and leave without wondering for a moment how things will turn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
From the witty franchise that Peter Sellers and director Blake Edwards made famous comes a pale offshoot that lacks sufficient tempo, tone and supporting characters to make it satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 11, 2006
...only manages to conjure up our nostalgic appreciation for the late and great Peter Sellers--this flaccid farce doesn't look pretty in Pink the millionth time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 9, 2006
If you think there's no possible way that anyone can actually stretch a leaky-fountain- pen-makes- shirt-messy joke for that long, well, dear reader, you are absolutely correct.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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