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Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Director: Harald Zwart
Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay), 5 more credits »
Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer |

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Matt Soergel (Florida Times-Union) Offers more of what was in the 2006 remake, which became a hit in spite of the chorus of film critics who pointed out that the movie was awful and then were roundly ignored by the public, which knows what it likes, thank you very much. Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch (Washington Times) It’s unlikely that anyone over 10 will find much to cheer in this film, and adults will just be depressed by seeing a once-cutting-edge wit like Mr. Martin debasing himself. Full Review
David Nusair (Reel Film Reviews) …more of the film’s jokes fall flat than hit their mark… Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams (NewsBlaze) Not funny, and certainly shouldn’t be rated a kid-friendly PG either. Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jason Di Rosso (MovieTime, ABC Radio National) I was not a fan of the first of these new Pink Panther films, but I must admit this time around Martin nails the puffed-up twittery of the character and performs the physical gags well. Full Review
Annette Basile (FILMINK (Australia)) It’s not only a pointless resurrection of Blake Edwards’ classic comic franchise, but a formulaic photocopy of its predecessor — Steve Martin’s 2006 remake. Full Review
Paul Byrnes (Sydney Morning Herald) There are some beautifully constructed, elaborately inventive sequences of mayhem involving sight gags; then there are the scenes in between, when people talk. These are mostly disappointing. Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julian Roman (MovieWeb) Steve Martin reprises his role as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in this hideous sequel to a boring remake. Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew L. Urban (Urban Cinefile) Nothing in this sequel of the remake makes us groan with embarrassment, as several scenes in the first one did Full Review
Joseph Proimakis (Movies for the Masses) To sooy einai olo stimeno pano ston Steve Martin poy den dinei edo mia ap’ tis ermineies gia tis opoies tha einai gia poly perifanos, sterontas ap’ to starato boithitiko cast poy plaisionei tin omada ereyniton toy, stigmes apogeiosis Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Abernethy (PopMatters) Much of the “comedy” in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film. Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Michael Dequina (TheMovieReport.com) Wasteful, unneeded sequel to Shawn Levy’s already unnecessary 2006 remake/series reboot. Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Whittle (Sunday Times (UK)) It’s been a long time (the 1980s, maybe?) since either Cleese or Martin was actually funny, but the director, Harald Zwart, compounds this by displaying zero sense of comedy, employing laboured visual gags and routines with no punch lines. Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French (Observer [UK]) The producers appear to believe that farce (that most delicate of genres) is humour played with the utmost crudity. Full Review
Mark Adams (Sunday Mirror [UK]) Comedy crime caper is more miss than hit. Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn (Independent) This revisiting of Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau catapults Martin so far beyond the pale of authentic comedy that there can be no hope of return. Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter (Daily Express) There is something depressingly old hat about the slapstick in The Pink Panther 2, a movie whose target audience appears to be tiny tots and those with a high tolerance for jokes about people falling over. Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski (Illinois Times) Not so much bad as it is unnecessary. Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
Christopher Smith (Bangor Daily News (Maine)) Well, they got the Number 2 right. Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid) The Man in the Iron Mask needed more of a jaunty twinkle, more wolfish grins, less thinking and more doing. Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina (TheMovieReport.com) Leonardo DiCaprio times two. What more could you want? Perhaps more thrilling swash and buckle. Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) …this version of The Man in the Iron Mask owes more to Star Wars than Star Wars owes to Dumas. Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Westhoff (Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)) Though a fine actor, DiCaprio is no Errol Flynn. With his choirboy face and chess-club physique, he is scarcely fit to play swashbuckling hero or villain. Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat (Spirituality and Practice) Reveals how important it is in middle age to keep one’s spiritual ideals alive and shining. Full Review
Scott Weinberg (eFilmCritic.com) A laughably flimsy remake of a frequently told adventure. | Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaça (Cinema em Cena) Para sorte de Randall Wallace, o material com que ele trabalhava era bom demais para ser estragado. Alexandre Dumas salvou o filme. Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls (Needcoffee.com) One big advantage this film has — now brace yourselves — some of the actors actually speak with French accents! Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Haun (Film Journal International) Alongside previous men in the iron mask, the ’98 contender doesn’t amount to much. Full Review
Steve Rhodes (Internet Reviews) Unless you have a thing for DiCaprio, you’re better off renting any of the other adaptations. Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick (Q Network Film Desk) a well-made adventure film that doesn’t have much adventure Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves (eFilmCritic.com) Verges on unconscious parody. Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Howe (Film Written Magazine) Features acting which is beyond reproach. Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly) Full Review | Original Score: B-
Garth Franklin (Dark Horizons) Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dragan Antulov (rec.arts.movies.reviews) Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Jeanne Aufmuth (Palo Alto Weekly) | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen (Film Quips Online) Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux (Flipside Movie Emporium) | Original Score: 3/5
(Globe and Mail) Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

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