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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Reviews

November 8, 2010
Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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.
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.
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.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Desperate stuff.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The comic momentum sputters long before the running time has elapsed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
I found the movie a long, unfunny slog through an impenetrable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Treat this project as you would a safari: It has its slow parts but the wildlife makes it worthwhile.
January 1, 2000
A riot from start to finish, Carrey's first feature comedy is as cheerfully bawdy as it is idiotically inventive.