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  • Summary: The Pink Panther 2, the sequel to the 2006 worldwide hit, stars Steve Martin as he reprises the role of intrepid-if-bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen, including the priceless Pink Panther Diamond, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is forced to assign Clouseau to a team of international detectives and experts charged with catching the thief and retrieving the stolen artifacts. Martin is joined by his co-stars Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer. The story is set in Paris and Rome. (Sony) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Patrick Parker
    75
    If you liked the first then you are going to like this one as Clouseau is offensive and outrageous, which is a perfect fit for one of the "Wild and Crazy Guys."
  2. Martin starts at the outrageous accent and spins out from there, and that's fine for this. And there are a few snicker-worthy scenes.
  3. Nothing is harder and more elusive than successful slapstick onscreen. Nothing.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    40
    There is no real plot, the movie's filled with friends of Steve, the comedy is terribly overplayed, or the comedy is overplayed terribly (again, you can choose) -- what you're left with is a bag of tricks that has seen better days.
  5. 38
    The movie hopes to be regarded as childlike too, but there's a difference between kid-friendly and just regular old dumb.
  6. This comedy whodunit generates more laughs than its predecessor, which is to say, two or three.
  7. One of the most dreadfully unnecessary movies in recent memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  1. Johnm
    Feb 11, 2009
    10
    Very under rated movie. A plus for Martin Fans. Glad I did not listen to the Critics.
  2. Kdawg
    Feb 8, 2009
    10
    Very Funny, I laughed at almost every scene. If you liked the 1st, then this is a must see.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jul 27, 2009
    8
    I don't care what people say, this movie made me laugh. it reminds me a little of police squad.
  4. Apr 3, 2011
    4
    This sequel is nowhere as good as the first, it's not as funny, I only chuckled once or twice during the entire movie but the first one had me laughing until I couldn't breath, a huge disappointment. Expand
  5. DanielC
    Jul 26, 2009
    1
    The worst comedy in 20 years. What an insult to the work of Peter Sellers. Let Martin create his own character rather than brutalize a loved character that is Sellers alone. Expand
  6. RadhikaK.
    Feb 7, 2009
    1
    This film had a weak script and plot line. There were so many actors and none of them (except Martin) really have anything to do on screen. It wasn't funny at all. It seems that Pink Panther 2 was just thrown together and the producers, directors, etc. never even bothered to see the product. Steve Martin should stop making these movies. He hasn't been funny since the 90s. Expand
  7. DrewB.
    Feb 7, 2009
    0
    This movie really makes me weep for Steve Martin's career. I me honestly, such a waste of talent.

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