Revenge of the Pink Panther

1978

Comedy / Crime / Mystery

22
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 16724

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Peter Sellers as Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Dyan Cannon as Simone Legree
Robert Loggia as Al Marchione
Herbert Lom as Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SylvesterFox007 9 / 10

Back In The Pink

Peter Sellers' final performance as Inspector Jacques Clouseau is also one of the best.

Looking for a way to restore the Godfather's faith in him, a mobster (Robert Wbber), sets out to eliminate the greatest enemy of the French underworld: Clouseau, whose dumb luck has allowed him to accidentally bust crime again and again! Through a strange turn of events and a case of mistaken identity, the mobster thinks he has succeeded in killing Clousea.

The Pink Panther was originally a diamond in the first film in this series, but at this point the name has become synonymous with Clouseau. The presumed dead Inspector teams up with the villain's ex-girlfriend (Dianne Cannon) and seeks out to solve his own murder and get his "revenge." There are now glaring inconsistencies in the continuity of the series. Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who tried to take over the world and was disintegrated in the previous film is now not only alive and well but is reinstated to a position of responsibility in the police force.

But the Pink Panther series isn't about continuity, anyway. It's about humor. And Sellers and crew serve it up in generous quantities. While some routines are recycled from previous films, there are a few new bits that make the movie worthwhile.

There are two especially hilarious scenes. One is a trip through the insane asylum during which Clouseau has a run-in with a jealous "Hercule Poirot" (you'll see). It's subtle, clever, and very funny. The second is a sequence in which Clouseau finds out his manservant Kato (Burt Kwouk), believing Clouseau to be dead, has turned the detective's apartment into an Oriental brothel.

Then there's wacky disguises, Clouseau's ridiculous accent (crazier here than ever), and the comic "action" scenes involving shoot-outs and car chases. Kato is given a bigger sidekick role than usual here, and Sellers' final moment as Clouseau is perfect: walking off into the moonlit night, arm-in-arm with a beautiful woman, explaining what made him decide to become a policeman in the first place. This film was truly the end of an era.

Reviewed by SylvesterFox007 9 / 10

Got me Laughing

Peter Sellers' final performance as Inspector Jacques Clouseau is also one of the best.

Looking for a way to restore the Godfather's faith in him, a mobster (Robert Wbber), sets out to eliminate the greatest enemy of the French underworld: Clouseau, whose dumb luck has allowed him to accidentally bust crime again and again! Through a strange turn of events and a case of mistaken identity, the mobster thinks he has succeeded in killing Clousea.

The Pink Panther was originally a diamond in the first film in this series, but at this point the name has become synonymous with Clouseau. The presumed dead Inspector teams up with the villain's ex-girlfriend (Dianne Cannon) and seeks out to solve his own murder and get his "revenge." There are now glaring inconsistencies in the continuity of the series. Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who tried to take over the world and was disintegrated in the previous film is now not only alive and well but is reinstated to a position of responsibility in the police force.

But the Pink Panther series isn't about continuity, anyway. It's about humor. And Sellers and crew serve it up in generous quantities. While some routines are recycled from previous films, there are a few new bits that make the movie worthwhile.

There are two especially hilarious scenes. One is a trip through the insane asylum during which Clouseau has a run-in with a jealous "Hercule Poirot" (you'll see). It's subtle, clever, and very funny. The second is a sequence in which Clouseau finds out his manservant Kato (Burt Kwouk), believing Clouseau to be dead, has turned the detective's apartment into an Oriental brothel.

Then there's wacky disguises, Clouseau's ridiculous accent (crazier here than ever), and the comic "action" scenes involving shoot-outs and car chases. Kato is given a bigger sidekick role than usual here, and Sellers' final moment as Clouseau is perfect: walking off into the moonlit night, arm-in-arm with a beautiful woman, explaining what made him decide to become a policeman in the first place. This film was truly the end of an era.

Reviewed by squeezebox 5 / 10

Fair at Best, but with One Phenomenally Funny Scene

Is it possible that one of the weakest entries in the PINK PANTHER series contains one of the funniest scenes ever committed to celluloid? And is it possible that it's a scene in which Peter Sellers does not appear? Believe it or not, yes.

As you may or may not know, the premise of REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER is that Inspector Clouseau (Sellers) is believed to have been killed, but has survived the attempt at his life. He is now investigating the case "under the covers," as he says.

The movie has its share of great comedy moments, but is much more uneven than any of the previous entries. Some of the jokes are fall-off-the-chair funny (such as Sellers donning a pirate disguise and getting his peg-leg caught in a hole, or his schtick as a phony mafia "Godfather"), but others are shockingly flat. The movie has a rushed, sloppy feeling to it, as if neither director Blake Edwards nor Sellers's hearts were in it, and they simply hurried to deliver another movie to satisfy the public's demand. There are many moments when Sellers appears to just be going through the motions. To be fair, however, his performance does shine occasionally.

But the real star of this movie is Herbert Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Lom's half-crazed quirkiness and barely contained mania is side-splittingly funny throughout. And Lom also delivers what is not only the movie's funniest scene, but the funniest scene in all of the series.

Lom is talked into giving a eulogy at Clouseau's funeral. He doesn't want to, because he hated him so much, but the speech was written by a high-ranking politician's wife, and he finally succumbs. At the funeral Lom struggles to get through the speech, but repeatedly breaks into laughter. The scene is painfully hilarious.

Overall, REVENGE is far from the best of the series. It's better than the ghoulish TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER, and about on par with the post-Sellers CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER, but it lacks the spunk of the earlier movies. Definitely recommended for fans, others should check out RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER or THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN.

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