75

Premiere

This one will make you laugh early and often, and send you out of the theater in a cheerful mood.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Transforming Clouseau's perennial nemesis into a more urbane smoothie, Kevin Kline delivers like a pro.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This Pink Panther really doesn't have to achieve the heights of the original; it just has to be funny on its own terms. But it pales there too. Kline, a master of comic hypocrisy, deserves more screen time, Emily Mortimer is wasted as Clouseau's adoring assistant Nicole and Knowles is over indulged as Xania.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This slapdash farce, arriving three decades after Sellers last inhabited the role, sustains a baseline of good will that often spikes into delight at Mr. Martin's beguiling nonsense.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Suffice to say that Shawn Levy, director of the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies, is no Blake Edwards; for every finely tuned slapstick fillip, there's a ton of messy, family-friendly buffoonery.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Martin's gift for physical and vocal comedy is as deft as ever.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Even with the inspired choice of Steve Martin in the Clouseau role, this "Panther" picture is more bumbling and fumbling than the blissfully oblivious, accident-prone Inspector.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This, the 10th and worst-written entry in the series, would have been better if it had followed Dreyfuss instead of Clouseau, or if Kline had been cast as Clouseau instead of Martin.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Alas, this joyless affair doesn't have a clou.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A graceless, embarrassing effort.
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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