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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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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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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TV Guide

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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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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Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny.
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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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Austin Chronicle

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

By suzieqsully
So funny!...


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....

By 1756273541

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 Pause for kids 12 & under Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor.
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