Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 11, 1997
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews's certainly not difficult to see why Carrey was almost immediately launched into superstardom after its 1994 release.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

[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.

Time Out

Desperate stuff.

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Bill Clark

You let one-man shows do their act, and Carrey's entrance to Hollywood is still a fun ride.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Skip it unless you love Carrey's gross-out humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This was Jim Carrey's first official role and launched his brilliant career. He stars as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. "He's the best there is.… More
Jason Spencer
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Cassie Hill
Jim Carrey ROX!!!!!!!!!!! (:
Film Crazy
Well its entertaining i dont think its as funny as the second and these arent the best movies in the world, just silly light hearted movies to laugh at!
Directors Cat
I simply cannot believe how people can't see how hilarious Ace Ventura: Pet Detective actually is. You cant help but notice Jim Carrey's enthusiasm… More