The Pink Panther sees red as director Mathieu Kassovitz turns NYPD Blue and deftly colors it with highlights right out of a grisly film noir. The result is a hodgepodge, sure, but a pretty compelling--and gruesome--one. A powerful acting and sleuthing team, Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel are cops (the former from Paris, the latter from the provinces) thrown together to unravel a mystery.
Jean-Pierre Cassel and Dominique Sanda, in small parts, fill out the cast as bodies drop. Keep your eyes peeled for the spectacular avalanche sequence; it's a white-knuckle experience!