Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective


Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective

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Morgan Creek revives the series that launched Jim Carrey to superstardom with this comedy concerning the offspring of everyone's favorite wisecracking wildlife sleuth. His mother wrongly arrested for kidnapping a baby panda, Ace Ventura's seventh-grade son determines to follow in his father's footsteps by catching the real culprit. Sibling scribes Jason and Justin Heimberg collaborate with Jeff Sank and David Mickey Evans (The Sandlot) on a screenplay directed by Evans .

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Josh Flitter
as Ace Ventura Jr.
Ann Cusack
as Melissa Ventura
Ralph Waite
as Grandpa Ventura
Reed Alexander
as Quenton Pennington Jr.
Cullen Douglas
as Dr. Sickinger
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Critic Reviews for Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective

All Critics (4)

  • It's really a kids' movie at its heart. And if you watch it with that in mind - as a film made for the Nickelodeon crowd - you'll see that it fills out rather nicely

    Mar 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's disappointing that this is the next, and most likely final step of the Ace Ventura franchise.

    Mar 12, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective is a loathsome, exceedingly unfunny continuation of a once rewarding film series...a terrible motion picture, scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Feb 25, 2009 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
  • ...if you're a fan of the Jim Carrey Ventura films, you're probably not going to like this kids' version.

    Feb 18, 2009 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective

  • Apr 20, 2012
    This KIDS MOVIE (also known as Ace Ventura Jr. and Ace Ventura 3) is actually a telefilm designed for a kids network and is not suitable for adults! Please, remember this when you watch it! I could not stand the bad screenplay, bad acting, and the director who made the third installment in the Ace Ventura film series... but on the other hand, 23 of my 9 years old students simply loved it! They thought that the story of Ace Ventura, Jr. , who must follow in his father's (Ace Ventura's) footsteps to save his mother from going to jail, was hilarious! Won't waste time on this one... if you're a kid go and watch it!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2010
    Somewhere in Hollywood lives an evil genius and his grand plan is to make sequels to every Jim Carrey movie...WITHOUT Jim Carrey. If that wasn't bad enough this film replaces Jim with some fat, irritating child AND suggests Ace died. "Respectful" is not a word in this film's vocabulary. It also has some old guy, playing Ace's dad, whom repeats all of Carrey's signature lines in a fashion akin to your own grandfather, embarrassing you at your birthday party. This is really horrible, verging on disgusting. I'm not the biggest Ace Ventura fan, but this is just ghastly. I hope all involved have a suicide pact.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2009
    Boring and lame...They shouldn't have made this movie since it's destroying the previous Jim Carrey's version...
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 28, 2009
    Complete crap. It's like the people that did the first and second forgot what the movie was like. Not to mention this new idea of making movies straight to DVD being prequels or sequels is a really trashy idea. It's like they figure "How can I exploit an already established name and do nothing to make it worth while and have no originality?" Jim's over the top performance was amusing at best but lets be honest, the only reason people watched them was because he was in them. There were no original pieces to this movie period except perhaps the stylist for the hair, and even then I'm not sold. Having some old guy trying to play the part of Ace's father was incredibly lame and became incredibly painful as he tried to spout off the catch phrases. The kid did his own character and wasn't like a really cheap knock off like I had figured he would be. This isn't suitable for anyone to watch. It's unimaginative, unoriginal and unfunny.
    Aurelius D Super Reviewer

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