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  • Summary: In this action-packed comedy, the bumbling Inspector Closeau (Martin) takes on his most important case ever. (Sony)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
  1. The staging of the physical comedy in The Pink Panther is not always adept - director Shawn Levy is no Blake Edwards - but Martin, who co-wrote the screenplay, keeps spinning in his own orbit anyway. And what an orbit it is.
  2. The best thing about the replica is how wholeheartedly Martin throws himself into the physical comedy, which is uniformly hilarious.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Neither the disaster one might have suspected nor a fully realized madcap farce; rather, Steve Martin's foray as Inspector Clouseau exhibits bursts of wild-and-craziness, but hardly enough to sustain even its relatively brief running time.
  4. Reviewed by: Christopher Orr
    40
    With the exception of one scene with an accent coach, his (Martin) Clouseau is flabby and obvious, like your dad doing an impression at the dinner table.
  5. 38
    At every moment in the movie, I was aware that Peter Sellers was Clouseau, and Steve Martin was not. I hadn't realized how thoroughly Sellers and Edwards had colonized my memory.
  6. The mirthlessly sadistic gags tend to target people in wheelchairs or hospital beds and betray a mild if all-encompassing disgust for the source material and the audience.
  7. 0
    Sellers' comic mastery is completely fumbled by Martin and director Shawn Levy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. KatelynB
    Feb 22, 2009
    10
    This was an entertaining movie and deserves a 100 I think steve Martin did a captivating job, playing Clouseau.This a movie people will This was an entertaining movie and deserves a 100 I think steve Martin did a captivating job, playing Clouseau.This a movie people will remember for ages! Expand
  2. MatthewL.
    Apr 26, 2006
    10
    That was the best comedy show I ever saw in years! I almost died of laughing!The oringinal one sucks!
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    Comedies these days have become far too predictable with gross outs and other modern techniques, but Steve Martin with vast years ofComedies these days have become far too predictable with gross outs and other modern techniques, but Steve Martin with vast years of experience and talent, really knows the genre of comedy. From slapstick, melodrama, parody, satire to the most subtle of facial cues , Steve can do it all. A comedy that can appeal to a wide range of age groups and people needs a good mix of comedy types, and Steve delivers on all levels. A great film for sheer talent. A tribute to Sellers. Expand
  4. Susan
    Feb 13, 2006
    7
    Okay, Steve Martin is not Peter Sellers, but this film is an enjoyable way to pass the time. Jean Reno and Kevin Kline are great and Martin Okay, Steve Martin is not Peter Sellers, but this film is an enjoyable way to pass the time. Jean Reno and Kevin Kline are great and Martin is pretty good if you're not spending all your time making unfair comparisons. Go with low expectations and you'll be very pleasantly surprised. Expand
  5. JoeMama
    Feb 11, 2006
    6
    This movie was surprisingly funny, although i thought the storyline was bad. But what moved it from a 10 to a 6 was Steve Martin's This movie was surprisingly funny, although i thought the storyline was bad. But what moved it from a 10 to a 6 was Steve Martin's accent. That got so dam annoying and was pathectic. Heres an impression. "Ahh woo lie toooo baii a derberger!" Expand
  6. FraserW.
    Mar 12, 2006
    4
    You know i dont want to be cruel but this movie was the funniest movie of the year so far but comedy can only go so far in my reviews.
  7. BrettM.
    Jun 14, 2006
    0
    This is the worst movie i have ever seen, and is milking the title that Peter Shelers built from the ground up. Only to have Stevey tear the This is the worst movie i have ever seen, and is milking the title that Peter Shelers built from the ground up. Only to have Stevey tear the name down! Expand

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