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  • Summary: In this action-packed comedy, the bumbling Inspector Closeau (Martin) takes on his most important case ever. (Sony)
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: Kyle Smith
    Occasionally works and has a handful of great moments.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Steve Martin can be a delightfully spasmodic clown, but his Clouseau makes no sense.
  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. 30
    Most of the humor in The Pink Panther derives from Martin's silly French accent, especially when he tries to pronounce the word "hamburger." But zat joke, she ees not funny. And The Pink Panther ees, how you say, ze real dog.
  7. 0
    Ultimately, one has to chalk up The Pink Panther to the good old traditions of Hollywood greed and chutzpah. Nothing this slapdash and badly executed is done for the love of movies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
  1. Apr 3, 2011
    Very few movies have me laughing as much as this one did, one of Steve Martin's best, my only complaint with this movie is the topic of sex being brought up, which may make some parents not want to show there younger kids this movie, but for older audiences (teens to adults) it's a HILARIOUS movie I recommend. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    Comedies 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
  3. Jun 10, 2013
    I have no idea why the critic score of this movie is so low. It's not amazing at all, but it's still a funny movie. It does what it was made to do, entertain you. Personally, I've never seen anything of the Pink Panther series, but looking at this movie as a newcomer it was fairly good. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2012
    To say I wasn't entertained by this movie would be a lie. It was funny, and I don't care how over the top ridiculous at times it got, it still managed to make me laugh and enjoy myself. Expand
  5. Jul 5, 2012
    Doesn't deserve all the bad press it got. Sure, it's a dumb comedy with a ridiculous plot (what soccer trainer tries to kill a pop star because she went out with two other guys?), but many of its jokes are very funny, and at the very least it's not a worthless waste of two hours like its sequel. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    It's only slightly amusing with average performances and a forgettable plot.
  7. Dec 18, 2012
    The Pink Panther has its really funny moments, and i mean really funny but besides those scenes everything was unimaginative, stupid and terrible acting. beyonce was a disgrace. Expand

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