Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Reviews

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I found the movie a long, unfunny slog through an impenetrable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The comic momentum sputters long before the running time has elapsed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 8, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 8, 2010
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 8, 2010
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 6, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
One of those films that explain why some critics don't like Carrey.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
An absolute torture test.
| Original Score: 0/5
Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
July 3, 2003
Jim before he found his voice...
| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
January 15, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 24, 2003
Among the stupidest of stupid comedies. Jim Carrey is typically manic, but shows none of the acting nuances on display in films like The Majestic.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
November 27, 2002
Jim Carrey is at his annoying worst here. His manic, over-the-top style doesn't mesh well with lockerroom humor.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 9, 2003
There's bad and then there's this.
| Original Score: 0/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Without any of the refinements he has shown in some of his latter films, Jim Carrey, as Ace Ventura, keeps the humor in this one insufferably crude.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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