Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)

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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:
Written By: Jack B. Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 1997
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast


as Ace Ventura

as Melissa Robinson

as Lt. Lois Einhorn

as Himself

as Emilio

as Don Riddle

as Roger Podacter

as Woodstock

as Ronald Camp

as Emilio

as Vinnie

as Aguado

as Mr. Finkle

as Mrs. Finkle

as Martha

as Sexy Woman

as Shickadance

as Director

as Assistant Director

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Another Cop

as Dolphin Trainer

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Thrasher Band Member...

as Thrasher Band Member...

as Thrasher Band Member...

as Thrasher Band Member...

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Critic Reviews for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (10)

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
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Desperate stuff.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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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
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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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Bruce Bruce

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½

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

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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Film Crazy

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