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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
When your dog, bird, or water-dwelling mammal disappears, who do you call? Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is a low-rent private eye who specializes in recovering lost animals, so when Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins' aquatic mascot, is kidnapped, team representative Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) puts Ace on the case. However, Snowflake isn't the only Miami Dolphin who has gone missing; several key members of the team also disappear, including quarterback Dan Marino (who plays himself), who is spirited away while filming a TV commercial. With the Super Bowl only two weeks away, will Ace be… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"You let one-man shows do their act, and Carrey's entrance to Hollywood is still a fun ride."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"[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."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"Desperate stuff."
‑ , Time Out
"Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"The perfect platform for Carrey to showcase his physical comedy skills."
‑ , Film4
"An absolute torture test."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Loose-limbed, rubber-mouthed and poodle-hyper, Carrey is the screen's next great clown."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
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