Parents' Guide to

Inspector Clouseau

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Average slapstick in overlooked Pink Panther sequel.

Movie G 1968 96 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Not as good as the others!

Where was Peter Sellers when they were making this movie?! I just didn't like that much! Ok... just didn't entertain me. 3/5

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Too much violence

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There are some slow spots, but also some worthwhile ones in this movie. Gags see-saw between the character/dialogue-based jokes (like those boudoir-farce moments in the original movie) and the broader, falling-down slapstick of the later Sellers films. If Arkin doesn't make the Clouseau role his own, he doesn't fumble it either, and he even pulls off a scene in which the discouraged detective ruefully faces the fact that he's a walking disaster area. Still, one wonders if Sellers might have provided that extra ingredient to make up for deficiencies in Inspector Clouseau's script, which has a huge logic gap even kids might spot: Why are the bad guys initially trying to assassinate Clouseau when their whole scheme revolves around making him take the fall for their crime?

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