A Shot in the Dark

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Funny Pink Panther sequel. Older tweens+.

PG 1964 103 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

So funny and amazingly written!

Peter Sellers hit it right on the nose on this pink panther movie! Like 100 laughs moderate violence and a lot of the actor we all know and love. Absolutely brilliant! No one can top this amazing feel of A shot in the Dark!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 10+

Classic French farce plus inspired physical comedy

The best and funniest of the original Pink Panther series. Steve Martin isn't bad in the remakes, but if you really want to get your brood howling with laughter, show them the Peter Sellers classics. Plenty of sexual innuendo of course, and a dead-on spoof of French sex farces, (note the revolving bedroom doors in the opening scene), not to mention a nudist colony, and frequent references to Elke Sommer's physical assets. Yet there are other cleaner gags: Clouseau's repeated arrests while on stake-out, and the hilarious bit with the parallel bars. Some of the most inspired physical comedy ever. As in all the later Pink Panther's, a word of warning about the bizarre relationship between Clouseau and his "little yellow" Asian "manservant" Cato is in order.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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