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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 51
Fresh: 23
Rotten: 28

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 2.6/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 2
Rotten: 8

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 33,198,463

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When your dog, bird, or water-dwelling mammal disappears, who do you call? Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is a low-rent private eye who specializes in recovering lost animals, so when Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins' aquatic mascot, is kidnapped, team representative Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) puts Ace on the case. However, Snowflake isn't the only Miami Dolphin who has gone missing; several key members of the team also disappear, including quarterback Dan Marino (who plays himself), who is spirited … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for off-color humor and some nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Sep 11, 1997
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (28) | DVD (7)

Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

[Carrey's] comic language is made up of accent marks, not characters; instead of inhabiting a scene, he swallows it up and spits it out in manic doodles.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

Unlike famous bumbling sleuths such as Inspector Clouseau and Lt. Frank Drebin, there's no consistency to the "Ace" character, and the whole movie shifts in tone from social satire to sophomoric pranks and traditional copshow plotting.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

The most obnoxious case of masculine swagger since Andrew Dice Clay, with just a tad of Paul Lynde thrown in for spice, Jim Carrey defies you not to bolt for the exit.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Desperate stuff.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Only a child could love Mr. Carrey's character, but that may be the point. The movie has the metabolism, logic and attention span of a peevish 6-year-old.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

You let one-man shows do their act, and Carrey's entrance to Hollywood is still a fun ride.

Full Review… | February 4, 2014

Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Ace is not the typical movie goofball, smart aleck, or idiot savant; he's a genuine weirdo who happens to be stunningly competent at his job. The same can be said for the film's justly popular leading man.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Ace is not the typical movie goofball, smart aleck, or idiot savant; he's a genuine weirdo who happens to be stunningly competent at his job. The same can be said for the film's justly popular leading man.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The perfect platform for Carrey to showcase his physical comedy skills.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Film4

Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny.

Full Review… | November 8, 2010
Empire Magazine

Carrey has no funny lines and no funny gags; what he's left with is acting silly, striking poses, and making faces at the camera.

Full Review… | September 6, 2006
Movie Metropolis

An absolute torture test.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Loose-limbed, rubber-mouthed and poodle-hyper, Carrey is the screen's next great clown.

August 12, 2005
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The comedy, which overall is rather silly with some very funny moments, introduces a new major comedian, Jim Carrey.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Jim Carrey's first hit is physical shtick all the way.

June 12, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Guilty pleasure.

June 12, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

If you've seen the first minute, you've seen it all.

Full Review… | January 5, 2004
TheMovieReport.com

More than sufficiently entertaining.

August 4, 2003
Needcoffee.com

Jim before he found his voice...

July 3, 2003

Audience Reviews for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

This was Jim Carrey's first official role and launched his brilliant career. He stars as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. "He's the best there is. Actually, he's the only one there is." The mascot of the Miami Dolphins "Snowflake the Dolphin" has been kidnapped. It is Ace's job to find this dolphin. He has help from Courney Cox (Arquette) and Sean Young who has a funny but sick story towards the end. There is also an appearance by legendary Miami Dolphin player Dan Marino (as himself). A hilarious film with wonderful slapstick and cuddly animals thrown in. The best part for me is seeing Ace being thrown about by a shark! Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls followed. Very good! 3 Stars 3-12-98

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bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

LACES OUT! EINHORN *IS* FINKLE! FINKLE *IS* EINHORN! AAAAAAAA.......AAAAAAAA.......AAAAAAAA!

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aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Well its entertaining i dont think its as funny as the second and these arent the best movies in the world, just silly light hearted movies to laugh at!

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FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

½

Eh

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superclerk25
Jason Spencer

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Quotes


Ace Ventura:
That was close one ladies and gentlemen, of course in every contest, there must be, a loser. Lew-Who, Za-Her.
– Submitted by Joe N (2 months ago)
Ace Ventura:
Be careful with that phone, lieutenant. In time, you could develop a tumor.
– Submitted by Redwan A (12 months ago)
Ace Ventura:
If I'm not back in 5 minutes, just wait longer.
– Submitted by Joe N (16 months ago)
Neighbor:
What do you want?
Ace Ventura:
HDS Sir! and how are you this afternoon? Alrighty then. I have a package for you.
Neighbor:
Sounds Broken.
Ace Ventura:
Most likely sir, I'll bet it was something nice though.
– Submitted by Joe N (16 months ago)
Lois Einhorn:
Listen, Pet Dick. How would you like me to make your life a living hell?
Ace Ventura:
Well, I am not really ready for a relationship now, Lois. But thank you for asking.
– Submitted by russell b (18 months ago)
Ace Ventura:
Excuse me. I'd like to ass you a few questions.
– Submitted by Chris G (20 months ago)

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