THE PINK PANTHER (USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Pink Panther—first Pink Panther movie since Peter Sellars’ 1993 film—loses none of the original Pink Panther movies’ charisma and charm. The movie completely deserves watching. Great entertainment with good casting choices that include the addition of Jean Reno as a sidekick to Inspector Clouseau (Steve Martin) and Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Dreyfuss completely work. The comedy presents itself well from beginning to ending scenes. This film is a compliment to Peter Sellars’ classic Pink Panther movies.

Storyline

A French coach dies, the Pink Panther diamond disappears, and Clouseau is on the case.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Shawn Levy for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ira Shuman and Tracey Trench for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Clouseau (Steve Martin), Dreyfus (Kevin Kline), Ponton (Jean Reno), Nicole (Emily Mortimer), Yuri (Henry Czerny), Cherie (Kristin Chenoweth), Raymond Larocque (Roger Rees), Xania (Beyoncé), and Deputy Chief Renard (Philip Goodwin).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It works. Steve Martin picks up the role of Inspector Clouseau well and does a great job. Great work for Director Shawn Levy.

Ben Meyers

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