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Son of the Pink Panther Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 23, 2014
[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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2014
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?
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
July 23, 2014
What's missing? Zest, creativity, density, paprika, astonishment, speed. Most of all: speed. Slapstick is like basketball -- if it doesn't happen fast, it doesn't happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 23, 2014
This movie will finally kill off the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 23, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
July 23, 2014
To be fair, Benigni does the best he can with the supremely unfunny material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Anthony
New Times
July 23, 2014
Stay away at all costs. Do not be lulled by nostalgic memories of Inspector Clouseau's malapropisms; do not be fooled by slick print or TV ads; do not let your kids talk you into it.

TV Guide
July 23, 2014
Each new installment has become like a visit with old friends who are often annoying and frequently boring, but are missed in some strange way when they're not around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

People Magazine
July 23, 2014
Counting the animated TV show, this is the Panther's ninth life. Color him dead.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 23, 2014
The kidnapping plot is inane, the slapstick inept and the cast ineffectual. All in all, mind-bogglingly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 23, 2014
Each routine was done better -- and funnier -- long ago by Sellers. Gags about getting drunk, mispronouncing words, dressing up in disguises, executing pratfalls and other inane physical bits have become old and tired.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Some kids might like so-so Pink Panther.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
November 6, 2009
Outside of the James Bond films, it's hard to think of a series as passť as Blake Edwards' Pink Panther comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Emanuel Levy
March 26, 2009
Starring Italian comedian Roberto Benigni as the new bumbling inspector, it is a tired pastiche of recycled sketches and gags.
Christopher Null
January 31, 2006
never does it get any more amusing than someone falling down, falling out of a window, or falling off of a bed
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
Delivers a surprising amount of laughs. A guilty pleasure much like Edwards' much-maligned Curse of (1983).
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 17, 2005
Benigni tries, but it simply isn't any fun without Peter Sellers.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2005
oh my
| Original Score: 0/4
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Ill-fated attempt to re-ignite the Clouseau series ... with Roberto Benigni.
| Original Score: 1.5/5

July 20, 2004
Benigni is a talented clown, but Edwards's direction is so clumsy and the script so unfunny that you're more likely to cringe or cry than laugh.
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