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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really good , especially if you're a bit down.
Sellers at his best. How anybody could have even thought that Steve Martin could hold a candle to him baffles me. Nothing on the telly ? Nothing new there. Grab a copy of this, and a few beers. Perhaps a tin of Deep Heat for the aches you'll have, laughing at it. Go for it. I've now got the whole collection. Come and join me, you won't regret it.
Published on 30 May 2010 by beau nydle

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but now great
In Inspector Clouseau Peter Sellers created one of the greatest comedy characters and he and Blake Edwards reunite for a fifth Pink Panther film featuring the inept Frenchman.

After Return and Strikes again the Pink Panther series began to falter at this point as the character of Clouseau began to get more and more extreme and the plots of the film began to get...
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by Lord Anon

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge of the pink Panther, 22 Dec 2009
M. A. Wong "Myrna H" (London) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Revenge Of The Pink Panther [DVD] (DVD)
Very amusing and entertaining Peter Sellars at his most amusing. Worth watching in the Festive Season.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as funny as I expected it to be, 6 Aug 2006
Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
I remember trying to watch some of these Pink Panther movies back when I was a kid - and really not getting the humor at all. Now, all these years later, firmly convinced of Peter Sellers' comic genius after watching Dr. Strangelove, I thought that I would surely laugh heartily at Inspector Clouseau's antics. It's unfortunate that the first such film to cross my media-consuming path was this one, The Revenge of the Pink Panther, Seller's last true film of the series. I have no doubt that the earlier films are certifiably funny, but this one really just sort of sits there - no energy, few laughs, and not much of a story. Sellers' unique accent is funny, but at times it's about all this movie has going for it.

As usual, somebody is out to kill Chief Inspector Clouseau - this time it's a dirty businessman named Douvier (Robert Webber) attempting to secure his somewhat weakened position in a French Connection of heroin smuggling. Again, as usual, Clouseau manages to survive the assassination attempt through a most bizarre, thoroughly bumbling turn of events. This time, though, the bad guys and everyone else think Clouseau is dead (and Clouseau himself has a little trouble convincing anyone, including his nutty sidekick Cato, that's he's the recently departed Chief Inspector). Thinking his hated nemesis is finally out of the picture, former Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) leaves the sanitarium and returns to his old job, taking charge of the investigation into Clouseau's murder. To his horror, though, he can't shove Clouseau out of his mind because he keeps seeing him wherever he goes. As for Clouseau, he goes "under covers" to find the guys who tried to kill him. With the help of Douvier's former mistress, Simone Legree (Dyan Cannon), he follows the gang to Hong Kong intent on breaking the French Connection case wide open. Hot on his trail is Dreyfus, who has finally become convinced that his sightings of Clouseau were not his indicative of his madness reasserting itself. With all parties finally together in the same place, a seemingly unavoidable, tiresome chase scene finally brings the activities to an end.

I would certainly not advise anyone to repeat my mistake of watching The Revenge of the Pink Panther before seeing any of the first five films. Those earlier productions were undoubtedly much funnier than this rather tired denouement to Sellers' career as the bumbling detective. If you weren't particularly enthused about the earlier ones, you undoubtedly won't walk away overly impressed by this one, either. Some people just don't "get" this type of slapstick-oriented comedy - and I may actually be one of those people. I'm not going to judge the whole series based on this sixth film alone, though, as it's generally regarded by fans as the least entertaining of the bunch (not counting the films that followed Sellers' untimely death in 1980, of course).
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