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The Pink Panther Reviews

June 24, 2006
The plot, needless to say, is negligible.
February 17, 2006
The Pink Panther moves Clouseau into the modern world while keeping the jokes older than dirt.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 16, 2006
What is the point?
February 14, 2006
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 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
February 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 10, 2006
This movie leaves us with the stale whiff of fake nostalgia and something even more odoriferous: the smell of money.
February 10, 2006
It's time to let the Inspector rest in peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 10, 2006
If The Pink Panther has any value at all, it's in the way its failure demonstrates the delicate nature of comedy, and the skill of other comedies by contrast.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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 10, 2006
The film has its stumbling points, but it offers a sufficient amount of laughter.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
February 10, 2006
Under his coat, the Panther must be pink with embarrassment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 10, 2006
Martin (who also co-wrote the screenplay) is so uninspired and dull in this witless movie, he almost -- almost -- makes you long for Adam Sandler.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 10, 2006
it doesn't stink. Au contraire: It's good. Maybe not a masterwork, but good enough to redeem the series and its intrepid, mustachioed twit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2006
The trouble is the movie has little to offer except Martin's set pieces, which feel off-the-cuff, and, even in the roughly one-in-four times they work, far too drawn out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2006
The Pink Panther is like a pratfall that doesn't work. It should be funny, but it hurts more than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 10, 2006
The Pink Panther, while hardly the disaster it might have been, renders the love as labored as the pronunciation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2006
You can see that Martin knows what he's doing. He's still got plenty of comic game. Now all he needs is a more consistently funny comedy in which he can really let loose.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 10, 2006
It's not quite on the high comedic plane of 'Do you have a license for that moon-key?' But AM-bourg-airs will do. Just ask the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 10, 2006
Well, at least Steve Martin's trying to be funny again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2006
Even if you give Sellers the edge in facial expressions, Martin is his equal in mangled verbiage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
Martin's Clouseau is as clumsy and hapless as his predecessor and probably more innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
The Pink Panther does justice to the old Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers crime comedies -- it's almost as good as the best of those films, far better than the worst -- but doesn't depend on viewers being familiar with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
The most effective way of reviewing the new Pink Panther movie would be to issue two reviews. One would be a simply worded warning to adults: Skip it if you can.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 9, 2006
The Pink Panther doesn't mess around. It goes south in a hurry.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 9, 2006
The Pink Panther ees, how you say, ze real dog.
February 9, 2006
We responded to Sellers' Clouseau because his foolishness and fakery echoed something deeply human as well as hilarious. We respond to Martin mostly because he's a funny guy in a silly mustache, cutting up and trying to make us laugh.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2006
This must be the first time that a great comic has taken over the signature role of another great comic and made it his own.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 9, 2006
Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 9, 2006
Despite a witty performance by Steve Martin, much of The Pink Panther feels like trying on old clothes that no longer fit.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 9, 2006
As is so often the case with Hollywood retreads, the joke is on us.
February 9, 2006
Cheaper by the Dozen may have affirmed Levy's credentials as a director of domestic comedy, but he seems clueless with this sort of banana-peel shtick.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 9, 2006
The prospect of reviving Peter Sellers' Pink Panther character, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, may not tickle anyone pink, but Steve Martin's version isn't nearly as bad as you'd think.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 8, 2006
Director Shawn Levy and his team squander Martin's old-timey hipster appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 6, 2006
Steve Martin's foray as Inspector Clouseau exhibits bursts of wild-and-craziness, but hardly enough to sustain even its relatively brief running time.
February 6, 2006
Even with the inspired choice of Steve Martin in the Clouseau role, this Panther picture is more bumbling and fumbling than the blissfully oblivious, accident-prone Inspector.