Parents' Guide to

The Pink Panther (2006)

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Slapstick update to a comedy classic falls flat.

Movie PG 2006 93 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 12+

Not PG

Too much talk of 'sexy'. And innuendo. Not suitable for kids under 12. The treatment of women as prices of meat, not child appropriate.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 16+

Not for kids!

Way too many sexual innuendos and some are not that subtle, think Steve Martin with his head in a woman's crotch and she sits facing him on his shoulders. Some cursing. We honestly couldn't get through more than 15 minutes of it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (24):

This remake of THE PINK PANTHER is aptly colorful, though mostly lackluster. While Inspector Clouseau's faux French accent is occasionally funny in a way that recalls Peter Sellers' original incarnation, the character more often seems derived from Chaplin, with his puffy-squinchy face and pencily mustache. He also seems tired -- kind of like this mediocre movie with an uninspired script.

For all its focus on Clouseau's goofy mannerisms (he's annoying and snobbish but also ridiculous, a vehicle to make fun of "zee Fwench"), the film just bumps along, a series of physical comedy bits and clobberings punctuated by Martin's language mangling. Clive Owen makes a brief appearance in order to send up his lost shot at the James Bond franchise (here he plays 006, whom Clouseau calls "one short of zee beeg time"). And Jean Reno, bless him, gets the prize for infinite patience, as he sustains a certain serenity amid the frenzy.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 10, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: June 13, 2006
  • Cast: Beyoncé, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin
  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • MPAA explanation: for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language.
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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