INSPECT THE UNEXPECTED.
Someone is stealing the most precious historical artifacts in the world and Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) is hired to lead a team of crack investigators. There are virtually no redeeming qualities in this sequel that has few real jokes and no imagination at all. The impressive cast makes the failure even more galling; how can John Cleese inherit the part of Dreyfus and not do anything funny with it? The scenes where Lily Tomlin tries to make Clouseau more politically correct may provoke a smile or two.
2009-U.S. 92 min. Color. Directed by Harald Zwart. Cast: Steve Martin (Jacques Clouseau), John Cleese (Charles Dreyfus), Jean Reno (Ponton), Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina… Lily Tomlin, Jeremy Irons, Johnny Halliday.