As a first principle of comedy, Blake Edwards suggests there is no surer guarantee of laughter than the audience's confident expectation to laugh. This predisposition is primed, in this case, by Edwards's two earlier Inspector Clouseau farces and by his maintaining a schedule of gags as incessant, as punctual, and as emphatic as in a Warners Looney Tune. The laughs do flow easily, even if the gags are no better than interchangeable with those in the two forerunners; and Peter Sellers merits a strong commendation for slipping into his old characterization with no need of retailorings. But the multiple redundancies (the storyline itself is a reverberation of Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief) create a much cozier situation than in Edwards's best comedies, harsh, mortifying. (1975) — Duncan Shepherd
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