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Pink Panther 2 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.

Movie Info

Hollywood funnyman Steve Martin returns to the role made famous by Peter Sellers in this high-concept sequel to the 2006 comedy hit The Pink Panther. The world's most valuable treasures are being stolen. The legendary Pink Panther Diamond is the latest to disappear, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese taking over acting duties from Kevin Kline) is assembling a team of international experts and detectives to track down the thief and recover the missing artifacts. The latest addition to the crack team is Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Martin), the intrepid yet awkward French detective who always seems to get his man. Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer reprise their roles as Clouseau's partner, Ponton, and love interest, Nicole, respectively, with Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, Yuki Matsuzaki, and the Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai rounding out the team that will travel from Paris to Rome in search of the priceless gem.more
Rating: PG (for some suggestive humor, brief mild language and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Weber, Scott Neustadter, Babaloo Mandel, Michael H. Weber, Steve Martin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 23, 2009
Box Office: $35.9M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Steve Martin
as Inspector Jacques Cl...
Jean Reno
as Ponton
Alfred Molina
as Pepperidge
Andy Garcia
as Vicenzo
John Cleese
as Chief Inspector Drey...
Lily Tomlin
as Mrs. Berenger
Jeremy Irons
as Alonso Avellaneda
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Critic Reviews for Pink Panther 2

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (34)

It's not a crime to be silly, although the cast of The Pink Panther 2 dance perilously close to committing at the very least a misdemeanor.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014

Offers more of what was in the 2006 remake, which became a hit in spite of the chorus of film critics who pointed out that the movie was awful and then were roundly ignored by the public, which knows what it likes, thank you very much.

Full Review… | December 24, 2009
Florida Times-Union

It's unlikely that anyone over 10 will find much to cheer in this film, and adults will just be depressed by seeing a once-cutting-edge wit like Mr. Martin debasing himself.

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
Washington Times

...more of the film's jokes fall flat than hit their mark...

Full Review… | June 20, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

Not funny, and certainly shouldn't be rated a kid-friendly PG either.

Full Review… | June 18, 2009

I was not a fan of the first of these new Pink Panther films, but I must admit this time around Martin nails the puffed-up twittery of the character and performs the physical gags well.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Pink Panther 2


I dunno why I watched this I really don't, maybe cause I'm a sucker for Steve Martin and his classic looney old days, aaah so good. The first Panther was actually reasonably funny in places, the hamburger scene was hilarious, trying to park his little smart car, Martin and Reno in skin tight leotards creeping around haha

This second venture is just a rehash of the first in everyway, all the jokes have been seen in the original Sellars films AND the original Martin version, they have basically just gone over old ground yet again, absolutely nothing original here. The prat falls, jokes and set ups are so predictable and childish its embarrassing, the only amusing part was at the start when Cleese finds out he is being overlooked for a position in the 'dream team' for 'Clouseau', don't bother.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Sequel to Pink Panther is just as bad as the first. Steve Martin's inspector Clouseau is unfunny and quite irritating, instead of being funny. I felt that this film missed the mark. This is an awful sequel to an already awful film. I really don't know why this was made. The first film was dreadful. The acting and story felt out of place, and nothing really fit. I had a hard time watching this. I had a hard time finishing it, and when it was over, I was relieved. This film sucked. Everything about it was bad. I usually like Steve Martin, but in this film along with the first film, it was terrible. Just bad. I can't grasp at how bad this one was. The humor is shallow, stupid and really doesn't feel right. The film sets the lowest standards for mediocrity. This is an awful sequel that has some of the most stupid moments that I have seen. I really don't get why this film was made. Steve Martin is painfully annoying in the role of Clouseau, and he makes the film not enjoyable whatsoever. If you've seen the first film, then you don't need to see this film. This sequel is stupid, badly conceived and above all, a waste of time. Avoid this film; you'll be glad you did. There's nothing to be had here except, tired irritating comedy. I've seen such a poorly made comedy since Dumb and Dumberer. The Pink Panther 2 fails to deliver good, genuine laughs.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

As much as I love Steve Martin.... his Inspector Clouseau character is too much of a buffoon versus accidentally ingenious. More annoying than the Insp. Clouseau he could portray in a more clever way. John Cleese offers the only really brilliant comedic performance.

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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