Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 38
    There are three or four big laughs scattered throughout The Pink Panther 2, along with a smattering of decent chuckles. But all those moments combined account for maybe five minutes of screen time, which leaves you with another hour and a half of movie to sit through.
  2. 38
    The movie hopes to be regarded as childlike too, but there's a difference between kid-friendly and just regular old dumb.
  3. Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
  4. 38
    The breath of fresh air, to the extent that one can be identified in the staleness of this recycled refuse, is John Cleese.
  5. This comedy whodunit generates more laughs than its predecessor, which is to say, two or three.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    30
    It's Garcia, Molina, and Tomlin who give you momentary hope that the film might settle into a witty, irreverent romp. Unfortunately, their efforts are ultimately defeated.
  7. Costars John Cleese, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Andy Garcia, and Jeremy Irons look either bored or desperate, gasping for laughs in an airless screenplay.
  8. 25
    Martin is a gifted physical comic. He deserves an original role tailored to his own talents. Watching something this borrowed just makes me blue.
  9. 25
    Playing Clouseau's exasperated boss, Cleese rams his head into a wall minutes into the action. That's a powerful image, insofar as his headache was mine.
  10. 25
    Even the great Lily Tomlin can't muster a funny reaction to a Polish joke. It's an everything-including-the kitchen-sink comedy -- and the sink has rusty pipes.
  11. What I can't accept, however, is talents such as Reno, Garcia, Tomlin, and Molina wasting away in a movie like this. As punishment for their complete lack of artistic integrity, all four of them should be forced to sit in a room for all eternity watching The Pink Panther 2 over and over.
  12. This time he (Martin) goes through the motions.
  13. One of the most dreadfully unnecessary movies in recent memory.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 14 out of 29
  1. Mar 9, 2014
    3
    An easily forgettable and rather uninspired sequel, Pink Panther 2 fails to deliver on any level, and instead beats the hell out of its jokes until they are no longer even jokes but rather just stupid sight-gags and silly dialogue. Full Review »
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    5
    Pink Panther 2 is light family entertainment. It is somewhat funny but unsuccessfully tries to stuff a weak storyline into it, thus creating a big mess. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »