DVD: The Pink Panther 2, Retail and rental, (20th Century Fox)

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The Independent Culture

As Rowan Atkinson demonstrated in his second Mr Bean film, buffoonish man-children are only funny up to a certain age, at which point they become creepy.

Steve Martin, 63, has gone beyond that certain age. There's something insalubrious about his Inspector Clouseau, a camp, mincing, blithely destructive senior citizen with the hormones of an adolescent and the intellect of a toddler. Instead of laughing at him, you're just worried that he's going to hurt himself.