Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Synopsis
The goofy sleuth (Jim Carrey) sets out to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot, Snowflake.
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
A riot from start to finish, Carrey's first feature comedy is as cheerfully bawdy as it is idiotically inventive.
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80

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Treat this project as you would a safari: It has its slow parts but the wildlife makes it worthwhile.
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80

Los Angeles Times

He's so over-energized from the start you keep thinking he'll wear out his welcome pronto; an hour and a half later, his lunacy is still...
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75

TV Guide

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective marks the ascendance of a new star in film farce, as Jim Carrey elevates this stupid, suprisingly shoddy picture...
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
While the rubber-limbed Carrey may not yet be in the hyper-manic league of Jerry Lewis or Robin Williams, his psychotic energy goes a long...
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40

Empire

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Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
From the start, it's obvious that this is a vehicle for his comedy, and it mostly works -- for about ten to fifteen minutes. After that,...
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Manic energy is the term that comes most readily to mind when describing Ace Ventura.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I found the movie a long, unfunny slog through an impenetrable plot. Kids might like it.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host-and, what's worse, his hyperbolically obnoxious shtick is the...
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oh wow!

By cliche_hannah
I watched this movie...and fell in love with jim carrey!!! it is so stupid! but I laughed the whole time. I watch it almost everyday...its the best movie ever. but you kind of have to have a stupid...

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By addisondavis
This movie is so funny why would It be bad...

GREATEST movie!!!

By TannerTT1997
I know every ace Ventura part of the movie...

Ace Ventura Pet Detective

By samdforrest
This is one of my favorite movies of all time, It never gets old! ??...

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Awesome

By MongrolMan
This movie is just hilarious! You can see that this is an early Carrey flik by just how insane his character is. This one tops a lot of his later films....

Jim carey is a classic Jackass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By thechristians
When comes to the classic Jim Carey Comedy Ace Ventura pet detective . he acts so stupid its like his other comedy with jeff daniels in dumb and dumber. Grade A...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language Warning
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor.
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