Bumbling Inspector Clouseau (Steve Martin) teams up with Eurasias greatest detectives to hunt down and catch superthief the Tornado, who has recently stolen international treasures like the Shroud of Turin, the Popes ring, and the diamond known as the Pink Panther. Andy Garcia and Alfred Molina lend gravitas to their otherwise sidekick roles, while Jean Reno as Clouseaus trusted partner Ponton yet again steals the show from even Martin. Unlike other recent comedies, Panthers PG rating actually seems to boost the laughs, forcing the writers and performers to be more inventive. Nobody will ever mistake this reboot sequel for being as much fun as the best of the Peter Sellers originals, but its fun nonetheless (92 min.).
Director: Harald Zwart
Producer: Robert Simonds, Shawn Levy and Ira Shuman
Cast: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Bachchan, Andy Garcia, Lily Tomlin, John Cleese, Yuki Matzuzaki, Geoffrey Palmer, Jeremy Irons, Johnny Hallyday, Philip Goodwin, Armel Bellec, Jack Metzger and Eugene Lazarev