Pink Panther 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pink Panther 2 Reviews

Page 1 of 7
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 4, 2009
...somewhat less of a desecration of the memory of Peter Sellers than Martin's first outing as the bumbling French detective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 6, 2009
Mr. Martin, it's perfectly all right to be serious and distinguished and write plays about Picasso, Einstein and bunny rabbits. You don't have to always be the wild and crazy guy!
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 5, 2009
The actors are let down by the screenplay and direction, which don't really pop the supporting characters out into strong comic focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
February 6, 2009
Kids will love it, but this 'Panther' has drifted far from the smart farce it once was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
February 5, 2009
I have seen taxidermy livelier than this moribund mess which further sullies the reputation of everyone associated with this unwelcome sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 3, 2009
I'd still rather watch the one with Roberto Benigni as Clouseau's son than endure another go-round with Steve Martin lazily hamming it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 5, 2009
In The Pink Panther 2 the cast sprints way, way out ahead of the material, and miles ahead of the director, Harald Zwart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 6, 2009
The soundtrack makes generous use of trombones to indicate humor.
Julian Roman
April 2, 2009
Steve Martin reprises his role as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in this hideous sequel to a boring remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 6, 2009
I laughed once, at an unexpected gag, involving a ricocheting bullet, that was a nice play on an old gunfighting cliche. The rest of the film was a slow-bleeding gut shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
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.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
February 5, 2009
I would not recommend this film and hope the case of Pink Panther is closed for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 6, 2009
For all the obvious cribbing, the filmmakers still seem ill-at-ease with Clouseau's simplistic world view and frank buffoonery.
Peter Whittle
Sunday Times (UK)
February 19, 2009
It's been a long time (the 1980s, maybe?) since either Cleese or Martin was actually funny, but the director, Harald Zwart, compounds this by displaying zero sense of comedy, employing laboured visual gags and routines with no punch lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 6, 2009
Only little kids will find it somewhat amusing, but everyone else will find it to be tedious, low on laughs and ultimately forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 12, 2009
feel free to sing along here: "It's a stinker, Pink Panther, your heart'll sinky-dink panther. And it's as plain as your noooose . . .You couldn't make a weaker, truly aby-si-mal, ranker Pink Panther from heeead-to-toooooes."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2009
There's a sort of desperation at work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
April 3, 2009
It's not only a pointless resurrection of Blake Edwards' classic comic franchise, but a formulaic photocopy of its predecessor -- Steve Martin's 2006 remake.
Top Critic
Cole Haddon
May 6, 2011
Darcy Paquet
Screen International
October 11, 2011

Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
Page 1 of 7