A Shot in the Dark
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In this film, a murdered corpse is found at the chateau of millionaire Benjamin Ballon. Inspector Clouseau is sent to investigate, but chief inspector Charles Dreyfus is loathe to allow the bumbling Sellers near the case. While Dreyfus barely tolerates Clouseau's idiotic antics, Clouseau tends to the case at hand.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"This isn't quite up to the original, but it has its moments."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It is mad, but the wonderful dexterity and the air of perpetually buttressed dignity with which Mr. Sellers plays his role make what could quickly be monotonous enjoyable to the end."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The second Pink Panther film is a timeless piece of knockabout comic artistry and undoubtedly the best of the series."
‑ , Film4
"Funny Pink Panther sequel. Older tweens+."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"The best of the bunch"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Sometimes the narrative is subordinated to individual bits of business and running gags but Sellers' skill as a comedian again is demonstrated."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The crime plot itself is merely window dressing for the one hundred minute showcase of Peter Sellers' amazing timing with both verbal and physical comedy."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The original Pink Panther movie, and perhaps even the best. Sellars is, obviously, stellar."
‑ Bob McCabe, Empire Magazine
"Despite the continental suavity, this is a most brutal work, the end of an era as comic classicism is skewered by the jaundiced humor of the new decade"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The perfectly balanced Clouseau flick. Brilliantly funny."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"First of the Pink Panther sequels, establishing Sellers' incompetent Inspector Clouseau as a viable series character, and prompting Blake Edwards into an unchallenging downhill coast for far too long."
‑ , Time Out
"The picture is filled with one sight gag after another, many familiar to anyone old enough to remember the glory days of silent comedy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A great comedy, brilliantly directed by Blake Edwards."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Perhaps the series' most effervescent entry."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"'La genialidad de Sellers es, por mucho, más divertida que cualquier propuesta actual.'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
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