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Son of the Pink Panther

PG Released Aug 27, 1993 1h 33m Comedy List
6% Tomatometer 34 Reviews 18% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
When Princess Yasmin (Debrah Farentino) of the kingdom of Lugash is kidnapped by Hans Zarba (Robert Davi), Police Commissioner Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) comes to Nice, France, to supervise the rescue effort. Clumsy policeman Jacques Gambrelli (Roberto Benigni) is assigned to assist him -- and Dreyfus is appalled to learn Jacques is the illegitimate son of his old nemesis, the late Inspector Clouseau. While Jacques pursues the princess, Dreyfus romances Jacques' mother (Claudia Cardinale). Read More Read Less
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Roberto Benigni is an undeniably gifted physical comic, but the misguided Son of Pink Panther betrays his energetic efforts with a painfully unfunny script.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader [Benigni's] cheerful physicality and soul -- combined with Edwards's continuing feel for slapstick -- give the tired routines of Son of the Pink Panther whatever life they have. Rated: 1/4 Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Peter Rainer Los Angeles Times Edwards actually sets the stage at the end for a sequel. Is there anybody out there who would want to see it? More to the point, would Edwards want to make it? Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel This movie will finally kill off the series. Rated: 1/5 Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Awful. Rated: 1/4 Nov 7, 2021 Full Review Stephen Hunter Baltimore Sun What's missing? Zest, creativity, density, paprika, astonishment, speed. Most of all: speed. Slapstick is like basketball -- if it doesn't happen fast, it doesn't happen. Rated: 2/4 Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Todd Anthony New Times Stay away at all costs. Do not be lulled by nostalgic memories of Inspector Clouseau's malapropisms; do not be fooled by slick print or TV ads; do not let your kids talk you into it. Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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alan g Brings dishonor to the franchise. Whoever greenlit this movie should be fired. Horrible acting acting, insipid plot, unfunny. Avoid. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Alec B Like the last two movies this is both unnecessary and entirely unfunny. Benigni is mostly trying something different here but none of it works (His character might just be too much of a nice guy in a series that often thrived on Sellers' pompous Clouseau). Hard to tell how much of that is his fault or the direction or the terrible script or just all of the above. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review DAVIDE B Al contrario di quanto dice certa "gente" sotto, il film merita. Il film si chiama "IL FIGLIO della pantera rosa", non ha nulla a che vedere effettivamente con gli originali de la pantera rosa. Chiariamo subito quindi che valutare un film del genere basandosi su quelli di Peter Sellers è da sciocchi, anche perché chiaramente è un tipo di umorismo diverso, uno stile diverso è un personaggio diverso (bada, non attore, ma personaggio, è il figlio). Il tipo di comicità usato qui si potrebbe dire che sia molto fisica, con gag che si susseguono una dietro l'altra senza sosta, ma rimane comunque una comicità pulita. Benigni è un attore che dà il massimo in ogni ruolo e lo dimostra. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/06/22 Full Review Audience Member This movie looks as if it started out as a serious attempt to revive the Pink Panther series, but in mid-production everyone decided it wasn't going to work out, so they end up going through the motions. The plot is weak-really, Dreyfus ends up being in love with Maria Gambrelli? And the laughs are few. Roberto Benigni is the only person in the movie who shows any enthusiasm, and he is the only one who seems to genuinely try to be funny. Unfortunately, he ends up acting silly, rather than like Clouseau who is a man who tries to act dignified even in spite of all the (unintended) bumbling he does. Still, even Peter Sellers could hardly have done much more with this material. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Like the last two movies this is both unnecessary and entirely unfunny. Benigni is mostly trying something different here but none of it works (His character might just be too much of a nice guy in a series that often thrived on Sellers' pompous Clouseau). Hard to tell how much of that is his fault or the direction or the terrible script or just all of the above. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member An adequate last entry but nothing too good. Some nice comedic set pieces. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Chasing the Inspector Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Chasing the Inspector 2:14 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - A Bumbling Rescue Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - A Bumbling Rescue 2:38 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - An Autograph Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - An Autograph 2:19 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - A Day at the Hospital Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - A Day at the Hospital 1:41 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Dreyfus' Wedding Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Dreyfus' Wedding 1:44 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Bumpkin Cop Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Bumpkin Cop 2:24 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Professor Balls Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Professor Balls 2:17 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Playing Doctor Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Playing Doctor 2:42 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Cato Returns Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Cato Returns 1:39 Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Like Father, Like Son Son of the Pink Panther: Official Clip - Like Father, Like Son 2:21 View more videos
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Synopsis When Princess Yasmin (Debrah Farentino) of the kingdom of Lugash is kidnapped by Hans Zarba (Robert Davi), Police Commissioner Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) comes to Nice, France, to supervise the rescue effort. Clumsy policeman Jacques Gambrelli (Roberto Benigni) is assigned to assist him -- and Dreyfus is appalled to learn Jacques is the illegitimate son of his old nemesis, the late Inspector Clouseau. While Jacques pursues the princess, Dreyfus romances Jacques' mother (Claudia Cardinale).
Director
Blake Edwards
Producer
Tony Adams
Screenwriter
Blake Edwards, Steven Sunshine, Madeline Sunshine
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Production Co
United Artists, Filmauro
Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 27, 1993, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 16, 2008
Box Office (Gross USA)
$2.4M
Runtime
1h 33m
Sound Mix
Surround, Stereo
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