Pink Panther 2 2009 PG

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(83) IMDb 5.5/10
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In this hilarious sequel to the 2006 worldwide hit, Steve Martin stars as the bumbling, yet intrepid French police Inspector Jacques Clouseau, who teams up with a squad of international detectives just as bumbling as he is.

Starring:
Steve Martin, Jean Reno
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Pink Panther 2

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Mystery, Comedy
Director Harald Zwart
Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno
Supporting actors Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, Yuki Matsuzaki, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, John Cleese, Lily Tomlin, Jeremy Irons, Johnny Hallyday, Geoffrey Palmer, Philip Goodwin, Armel Bellec, Jack Metzger, Evgeniy Lazarev, Lewis D. Wheeler, Richard LaFrance, Simon Green, Federico Castelluccio
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Steve Martin was great and funny!
bigcat
Very funny movie I recommend it but you need the first one to.
L T
This isn't art but does exactly was it was intended for.
D. E. Hutnicki

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Joseph P. Menta, Jr. VINE VOICE on February 12, 2009
Better sight gags, more inspired comic sequences, and an actually clever mystery plot make "The Pink Panther 2" a more confident and more enjoyable film than its predecessor, which itself was perfectly watchable.

Yes, I guess it's pretty clear that I'm one of those in the minority who don't think it's sacrilege that Steve Martin is trying to follow in the footsteps of the great Peter Sellers. Two things should be remembered on this score: Peter Sellers was extremely talented, no doubt, but his Inspector Clouseau was, well... a bumbling detective character. In other words, it's not the kind of subtle, nuanced character that another talented comic actor can't legitimately take a crack at. Secondly, people forget that critics weren't head over heels in love with the original Sellers Clouseau movies, either, especially his last two or three. Moviegoers tended to like them, but critics mostly dismissed them in favor of Seller's more serious comic works, like "Dr. Strangelove", "Being There", etc. So let's all get a grip now.

Myself, I enjoy Martin's take on the character. Seller's Clouseau was a complete boob who only solved crimes and attained fame completely accidentally, which was admittedly interesting. Martin's take is also interesting, though: his Clouseau is a complete boob at most things, but also has some legitimate detective skills. Those two divergent aspects of the same character makes Martin's Clouseau fun to watch.

So, is the film a comic masterpiece? Nah. But "The Pink Panther 2" is a lot of fun, and definitely worth a trip to the theater.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Shull on February 28, 2009
The Pink Panther 2 will have you laughing for 92-minutes, and who doesn't need some laughter in their life?

Steve Martin reprises his role as Inspector Clouseau, the ne'er-do-well Inspector of the French police. As in the first film, the antics of Inspector Clouseau provide the comedic relief and carry the film from start to finish.

The cast did a respectable job bringing the story to life and the casting was perfect for the many characters of the "International dream team" in pursuit of the thief "The Tornado."

The slapstick comedy is what really worked in this film. What didn't work as well was the theme of political correctness seen throughout. After a while it became obvious and less funny.

This is a film that will probably appeal more to children than adult audiences. Nevertheless, if you want to get lost in a film, The Pink Panther 2 might just do the trick.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Cooper VINE VOICE on February 8, 2009
Steve Martin is back for a second shot as Inspector Clousseau in this sequel. The movie is about a series of high profile international robberies and the "Dream Team" of sleuths investigating the crimes, including Clousseau. Some people might get bogged down in "Is Martin as Good as Peter Sellers, are the new films the equals of the 60s and 70s classics", etc. A better question would be is this a good film and a funny film in its own right and on its own merits?
Taken on it's own merits, this is a funny movie with good slapstick and verbal humor. Like the Sellers films, the entire cast is very good with Cleese, Garcia, Mortimer and Reno all shining. It may not be as funny or as original as the best Sellers movies but it does what a comedy is supposed to do- make you laugh. That doesn't go out of style.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ryna on September 14, 2010
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I saw this movie before the first Steve Martin "Pink Panther" movie. This movie is definitely worth watching...as Abraham Lincoln said, "People who like this sort of thing will find this to be the sort of thing they like". At any rate, I just really like "The Pink Panther 2"...not sure how to describe it...it's just funny and fun.
This particular edition has two discs, and the second disc has 27 "Pink Panther" cartoons. The first disc has the movie in what I prefer, widescreen, and a few additional features.
By the way, for all of you fans of Alfred Molina, look for him in a vastly different role in this year's "Prince of Persia".
If you're afraid "The Pink Panther 2" is going to terribly fall short of the first Steve Martin "Pink Panther", you can stop worrying, because this movie is rare in that it actually is GOOD even though it is a movie sequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SylvesterFox007 on February 19, 2009
"The Pink Panther 2" may lack the intelligence and sophistication of the original Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers comedies, and even the zest and heart of The Pink Panther (Special Edition). But like the Pink Panther diamond itself, "The Pink Panther 2" is still a gem, in spite of its flaws.

One flaw is the title. I was disappointed when the previous film's working title was shortened from "The Birth of the Pink Panther," and before the curtain went down on that one I had a sneaking suspicion they'd name the sequel "Pink Panther 2." It's okay that they ignore the fact that this is the eleventh movie, not the second, because this is one of those Hollywood "reboots." But it's just lazy, especially when there are plenty of "The BLANK of the Pink Panther" and "The Pink Panther does BLANK" titles left to choose from. That said, the movie is nowhere near as lame as its title.

When the movie opens, Inspector Clouseau has been put on parking ticket duty by his jealous superior Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) right after winning the Medal of Honor. Cleese, like Herbert Lom (the original Dreyfus) and unlike Kevin Kline in the previous film, uses his natural British accent rather than attempting a French one. Unfortunately Cleese, unlike Herbert Lom but like Kevin Kline before him, doesn't attempt an eye twitch, either. When priceless artifacts are stolen by a cat burglar known as "The Tornado" (like "The Phantom" in The Pink Panther, but without David Niven's panache), a "dream team" is assembled out of detectives representing the countries in which the crimes took place.
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