The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther (1963)

This is the first in a series of seven crime comedies that made Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) and the cartoon character world famous. Clouseau is the bumbling detective who for 15 years has been trying to catch an elusive… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The first film of the popular series, in which David Niven (not Peter Sellers) is the nominal lead, introduced Mancini's pouncing score

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It is fun to look back and see how Peter Sellers completely stole the film from its bankable star, David Niven.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

A good beginning

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Funny and entertaining after all these years.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

All the ingredients for a great evening at the movies: lively music, eye-catching scenery, larger-than-life comic set pieces, suave men and beautiful women, and odd-man-out Clouseau, played to perfection by the one and only Peter Sellers. [Blu-ray]

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Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

Hilarious no matter how many times you watch it. Slapstick for the sixties.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The whole ensemble is played like a Stradivarius

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Sellers is at the top of his game.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Sellers' first Clouseau trip is fun, sets pace for rest of series

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Altho this film made Sellers a star, he is merely one character in Edwards' ensemble piece homage (one of many he made) to older films. Witness the… More
Tim Salmons
The sequels would improve on the formula, but this is a decent start to a franchise that didn't really know it was going to start one.
AJ Verser
I'm not a big fan of Sellers, and his inspector Clouseau character is really annoying and I didn't find him very funny, not that Martin's… More
Randy Tippy
Arguably the signature film for the immensely talented Peter Sellers and that, oddly enough, is a shame. Peter's well timed miscues and pratfalls endeared… More
Richard C
hilarious. B+
danny d
subtle and fun, this film was made without any hope of one sequel let alone many and it shows in the execution. in the end it may not be the funniest or even… More

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