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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, ChiefThe 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 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31
  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. ChadS.
    Feb 8, 2009
    5
    Robert Wagner plays the nephew of The Phantom, a playboy/jewel thief played by David Niven in Blake Edwards' "The Pink Panther", the Robert Wagner plays the nephew of The Phantom, a playboy/jewel thief played by David Niven in Blake Edwards' "The Pink Panther", the 1963 original that started it all. In order to separate Clouseau from his wife, the young American places a call to the inspector's hotel room from an elevator, in which he employs a fake French accent by lifting his nose with an index finger. Steve Martin's take on Inspector Jacques Clouseau seems closer in spirit to Wagner's brief French impersonation than the late Peter Sellers, who, albeit not French, transcended the pitfalls of unintentional caricature. Martin's performance is nothing more than a funny voice sans the digit to the schnoz. Whereas old school Clouseau was oblivious to the mayhem he'd inadvertently foment, new school Clouseau is a post-modernist construct; he's in on the joke, a fire-starter. Martin's bumbling act doesn't have the accidental nature that Sellers had down pat, largely because the American comic plays Clouseau as being too smart for slapstick. In one scene, returning to the restaurant he had previously helped burn down, he asks the maitre d', "Remember me?" with a self-satisfied sneer in his voice that telegraphs the detective's intention to play arsonist again, once the comic set-piece goes through the requisite convolutions. If Sellers was given the same line, he'd deliver the line with a look of sheepishness on his face, and humility in his voice. This Clouseau projects a veneer of latent intellectuality. This Clouseau seems wholly capable of solving the case. That's why "The Pink Panther 2" misses the mark. Expand
  5. meelan.
    Jul 18, 2009
    3
    This movie just proves that the writers these days have no imagination, the first pink panther with beyonce was by far much more funnier, i This movie just proves that the writers these days have no imagination, the first pink panther with beyonce was by far much more funnier, i found alot of the same jokes they used in the first one was used in the second...how original. Expand
  6. laurenS.
    Mar 8, 2009
    1
    The first pink panther, was stupid BUT it had many, many laughs in it. And this, the 2nd pink panther? Excuse my french, but it's The first pink panther, was stupid BUT it had many, many laughs in it. And this, the 2nd pink panther? Excuse my french, but it's complete bullshit if you ask me. My friend invited me to go, along with her little sister, who is 10 years old. I doubted the movie would be good and i was so right. So, i mean the rating PG, the movie is completely boring. And I like funny movies, my style of humor, is like the only Wayans film i actually enjoyed: White Chicks, which is hilarious, But the Pink Panther was snooze-boring and why did the producers feel the need to make ANOTHER one. I felt like i wanted my money back, and btw, i'm almost 13. It was stupid and i actually slept, and if i hadn't been with my friend, who invited me, i would sneak into Slumdog Millionaire, or some WORTHY film. It's not even laughable how bad it is though, so ages 5-10 will probably enjoy it. As for the mature, older people 11+, unless you consider yourself a child... you won't like it. Adults and teens my age, stay far away from this shit as possible, and my friend and i hated it. Of course her little sister did because it was a kiddie film, but this shouldn't have gotten a cinematic release, it should have gotten the straight to DVD. Same mistake as Star Wars:the clone wars, which i haven't seen by people... And um, it's not that i don't have any laughs to share, but it was a wasted 90 minutes of my time, and i'm pissed off. I don't care if some users say everyone should love it, it's shit, end of story. That's my opinion at least, click yes if you agree this was helpful. 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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