The Party
The Party (1968)

Peter Sellers is a disaster-prone actor from India who is at first thrown off the set by the producer of a film then invited to his posh Hollywood party. This uneven comedy depends on bathroom humor and sight gags for many of the laughs.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 4, 1968
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Coldwell

Even in bad films (and he made quite a few) Peter Sellers couldn't help being good. But this is up there with his very best, which makes it damn near unmissable.

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Sam Adams
The Dissolve

The film makes a strong argument for the liberating joys of disorder.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Plays like leftovers from the Panther films.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

This isn't as fall-down-funny as the best Pink Panther movies but it has a kind of purity and comic grace to it all, like an elaborately choreographed dance of physical comedy ...

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Fernando F. Croce

The precise and relaxed snowballing of silent-comedy idioms becomes, beautifully, a '68 uprising

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sometimes agreeable improvised comedy, but it wears out its welcome.

Penelope Houston
The Spectator

The Party hardly gets beyond a rather watery smile. A pity, because the idea remains engaging.

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Mark Bourne

...a sweet-natured, enjoyable trifle. Peter Sellers ... may remind aficionados of the work of Jacques Tati. Any opportunity to see him work is a good thing, even if only a fraction of his talents are on display....

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Shane Burridge

Sellers is best when he is on the move and liable to get himself into trouble

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
If you want to see Sellers playing an Indian who roams around someone's party doing stupid things all night, then see this movie, but if you're like… More
Thomas Bowler
Peter Sellers in his slapstick prime. Full review later.
Daniel Mumby
During the filming of A Shot in the Dark, the friendship between Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers steadily deteriorated. In between The Pink Panther and its… More
Stella Dallas
seriously, why do so many people love this? i found it offensive and boring.
Arash Xak
Starts off good then it gets boring & after that annoying, So does Peter Sellers, Longet is annoying from the start & oh that irritating drunk waiter,he… More
Daniel Perry
Arguably one of the best comedies ever made, one not to miss for all you kiddies watching American Pie: Beta House right now! This film has no real plot, but… More