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The Pink Panther 2 Review Critics


Dave White Profile

Oh good. Say "hamburger" again. Read full review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This time he (Martin) goes through the motions.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    This comedy whodunit generates more laughs than its predecessor, which is to say, two or three.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Provides genial chuckles, but it's never excitingly rude.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

Silly sequel elicits more eyerolling than laughs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sequel to 2006's The Pink Panther is very similar to its predecessor. It's full of slapstick scenes involving pratfalls, wine bottles, cakes, fires, karate attacks, etc. There's one glimpse of a dead body, and a climactic scene features a gun-wielding criminal. Language is relatively mild -- mostly insults like "idiot" and "stupid" -- and sexual references are limited to a couple of on-going flirtations, allusions to relationships, and one celebratory kiss. Adults drink wine and cocktails.

  • Families can talk about the differences between animated violence andcartoonish, live-action violence that features real people in potentially dangeroussituations. How do you know when something "violent" is meant to befunny and not scary or real? Families can also discuss why Inspector Clouseau is considered the best detective in the world, even though he acts like such a dimwit. How does he compare to the other detectives? Is his awful French accent funny? For those familiar with the original Pink Panther movies, how do the new ones compare?

The good stuff
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    Messages: The blissfully (or perhaps wilfully?) ignorant Clouseau makes potentially offensive comments, like calling a co-worker "sexy" or kids "piglets." But he's also a man of great loyalty to his country and his assignment to safeguard the Pink Panther. Jokes are made at the Pope's expense.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Lots of slapstick violence; a restaurant burns down (twice); a dead man is shown (briefly); a character shoots a gun at a crowd.

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    Sex: Flirting, a couple of dates, allusions to sexually attractive women, and one kiss.

  • language false0

    Language: Mild insults like "idiot," "stupid," "French idiot," and "disgusting." Also "oh my God."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Products/brands featured or mentioned include Radio Shack, Smart Car, Range Rover, eBay, Mercedes, and CNN.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Adults have wine at dinner -- there's a gag involving a storage case of wine bottles falling -- and cocktails at a party.