Son of the Pink Panther (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

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Critic Consensus: Roberto Benigni is an undeniably gifted physical comic, but the misguided Son of Pink Panther betrays his energetic efforts with a painfully unfunny script.

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The third "Pink Panther" film made since the death of Peter Sellars, whose "Inspector Clouseau" became a movie icon, this entry takes place in Lugash, the fictional location of the first "Pink Panther" and follows the attempts of clumsy Inspector Jacques Clouseau/aka Jacques Gambrelli (played by Italian slapstick comedian Robert Benigni), the illegitimate son of the original Clouseau, as he tries to save the kidnapped Princess Yasmin from a conspiracy. The detective is assisted by his father's twitchy old boss and his faithful, high-kicking manservant Cato.

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Cast

Roberto Benigni
as Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom
as Dreyfus
Debrah Farentino
as Princess Yasmin
Shabana Azmi
as The Queen
Graham Stark
as Dr. Balls
Aharon Ipalé
as General Jaffar
Henry Goodman
as Anchorman Andre
Sputare Tanney
as Jean Claude
Liz Smith
as Madame Balls
Nadim Sawalha
as Lugash Agent
Joe James
as Doctor
Jon Paul Morgan
as Colonel Al-Durai
Andrew Hawkins
as French Agent
Jacinta Mulcahy
as Louise Chauvin
Bill Wallis
as President
John Francis
as Yacht Captain
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Critic Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10)

[Benigni's] cheerful physicality and soul -- combined with Edwards's continuing feel for slapstick -- give the tired routines of Son of the Pink Panther whatever life they have.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Edwards actually sets the stage at the end for a sequel. Is there anybody out there who would want to see it? More to the point, would Edwards want to make it?

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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This movie will finally kill off the series.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
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That there are any laughs at all is due almost entirely to Benigni. He's not remotely like Sellers, but he's a creative physical comedian.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Seattle Times
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To be fair, Benigni does the best he can with the supremely unfunny material.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Chicago Tribune
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Outside of the James Bond films, it's hard to think of a series as passé as Blake Edwards' Pink Panther comedies.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

½

Com toda certeza o pior filme da sà (C)rie A Pantera Cor de Rosa.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

I am surprised this one was made so recently. I liked the opening credits with the animated pink panther brought to life to direct an a cappella performance of his theme song. Unfortunately from there it is just an excuse to milk the franchise for a few more dollars, while the laughs have become very strained. It's also an excuse to bring back the older generation of Lom, Cardinale, and Kwouk. Benigni is explained ridiculously as the son of Jacques Clouseau. So he has a funny Italian accent instead of a funny French accent. He bumbles and stumbles and spouts off Shakespeare and other poets, you know the usual Benigni type humor. Davi is not too bad as a bad guy. And Farentino is quite pretty though often drugged into a stupor as the damsel in distress. The plot is not important in the least and that just makes it all the more sad.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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Ten years after Peter Sellers died, Blake Edwards feels the need to make another sequel that is both tactless and unfunny.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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