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Revenge of the Pink Panther

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Okay, but not the best in the series.

Movie PG 1978 99 minutes
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10 OUT OF 10

I loved this just as much as the other pink panther movies. I kind of dont agree with the rating Commen sense media gave it! Its sooooo funny like all the others! I laughed as me, my dad and his friend watched it from start to finish! AMAZING!

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There are some howlingly funny moments in REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER, but also some draggy stretches, and it starts to repeat some gags from the previous movies. Still, there's enough big laughs here to keep Peter Sellers fans watching. And for those of you keeping score, is the one with Cato's funniest parts.

Some scenes just drag on repetitiously, as Clouseau finds an ally in Douvier's cast-off mistress (Dyan Cannon). Even a climactic chase through the streets of Hong Kong and an explosion in a fireworks warehouse seems to be borrowed from the first Pink Panther. When Clouseau impersonates a New York-style fat mob boss in The Godfather, you can kind of feel like the filmmakers are getting short on new ideas for the classic character and are falling back on an old standby -- making fun of other hit movies instead. But there are some great gags here, in fits, probably more so than other comedies offer in their entirety.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 27, 1978
  • On DVD or streaming: August 14, 2001
  • Cast: Dyan Cannon , Herbert Lom , Peter Sellers
  • Director: Blake Edwards
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 99 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • MPAA explanation: mature themes
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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