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Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Premiere
If you liked the first then you are going to like this one as Clouseau is offensive and outrageous, which is a perfect fit for one of the "Wild and Crazy Guys."
67
Provides genial chuckles, but it's never excitingly rude.
63
The results are, quite surprisingly, fairly charming.
60
Martin starts at the outrageous accent and spins out from there, and that's fine for this. And there are a few snicker-worthy scenes.
50
The predictable script feels as if it were filmed right off the cocktail napkin it was jotted on, but at least the movie has an "Ocean's 11" sequel's worth of good actors, including Alfred Molina, Jeremy Irons and Jean Reno.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Level of humor: subteen.
50
Peter Sellers was a genius who somehow made Inspector Clouseau seem as if he really were helplessly incapable of functioning in the real world and somehow incapable of knowing that. Steve Martin is a genius, too, but not at being Clouseau. It seems more like an exercise.
38
Perhaps Martin should go back to taking chances and writing original work.
30
The Hollywood Reporter
This comedy whodunit generates more laughs than its predecessor, which is to say, two or three.
25
Martin is a gifted physical comic. He deserves an original role tailored to his own talents. Watching something this borrowed just makes me blue.
20
This time he (Martin) goes through the motions.

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