Son of the Pink Panther


Son of the Pink Panther

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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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Critic Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

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  • [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.

    Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    Jul 23, 2014 | Full Review…
  • This movie will finally kill off the series.

    Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • To be fair, Benigni does the best he can with the supremely unfunny material.

    Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Outside of the James Bond films, it's hard to think of a series as passé as Blake Edwards' Pink Panther comedies.

    Nov 6, 2009 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Son of the Pink Panther

  • May 06, 2011
    Com toda certeza o pior filme da sà (C)rie A Pantera Cor de Rosa.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2008
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2008
    Ten years after Peter Sellers died, Blake Edwards feels the need to make another sequel that is both tactless and unfunny.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2008
    Benigni is simply fantastic!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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