At the Cinema | The Pink Panther 2

The Pink Panther 2 - Steve Martin as bungling French flic Inspector Jacques Clouseau

Zut alors! Steve Martin plumbs new depths of mirthlessness in this woeful sequel – the latest shot at squeezing box-office cash from the increasingly devalued Pink Panther brand. Martin’s second go at filling Peter Sellers‘ shoes as bungling Inspector Jacques Clouseau sees the inept detective assigned to an international dream team of top cops investigating a string of thefts. Of course, he leaves havoc in his wake. But the farcical goings on aren’t funny and Martin’s dream team of co-stars – including Jean Reno, John Cleese, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina and Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – are either miscast or wasted. (General release from 13th February)


What went wrong with The Pink Panther 2? The evidence points to bumbling nitwits on both sides of the camera. Read more.