The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther (1963)

In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. David Niven stars as Sir Charles… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: March 20, 1963
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Stefan Birgir Stefansson

A good beginning

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Funny and entertaining after all these years.

Full review…
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]

Full review…
Brandon Judell

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

Fernando F. Croce

The whole ensemble is played like a Stradivarius

Full review…
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Sellers is at the top of his game.

Full review…
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

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

More reviews for The Pink Panther

Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Inspector Clouseau may not be the main character, but Peter Sellers steals the show in this a delightful comedy that boasts Henry Mancini's classic theme… More
Richard C
hilarious. B+
Kevin M. Williams
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 V
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