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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Reviews

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Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
February 4, 2014
You let one-man shows do their act, and Carrey's entrance to Hollywood is still a fun ride.
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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 8, 2010
Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host.
Full Review | Original Score: F

TV Guide
November 8, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
November 8, 2010
[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.

TV Guide
November 8, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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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.

Film4
November 8, 2010
The perfect platform for Carrey to showcase his physical comedy skills.

Empire Magazine
November 8, 2010
Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny.
Full Review | 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.
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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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Desperate stuff.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
An absolute torture test.
| Original Score: 0/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 12, 2005
Loose-limbed, rubber-mouthed and poodle-hyper, Carrey is the screen's next great clown.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2005
The comedy, which overall is rather silly with some very funny moments, introduces a new major comedian, Jim Carrey.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
June 12, 2005
Jim Carrey's first hit is physical shtick all the way.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2004
If you've seen the first minute, you've seen it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
August 4, 2003
More than sufficiently entertaining.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2003
Jim before he found his voice...
| Original Score: 2/5
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