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      Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

      1994, Comedy, 1h 26m

      64 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Jim Carrey's twitchy antics and gross-out humor are on full, bombastic display in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, which is great news for fans of his particular brand of comedy but likely unsatisfying for anyone else. Read critic reviews

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      When the dolphin mascot of Miami's NFL team is abducted, Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey), a zany private investigator who specializes in finding missing animals, looks into the case. Soon Miami Dolphins players are kidnapped too, including star player Dan Marino (Dan Marino), making Ace's sleuth work even more pressing. Working with Dolphins representative Melissa Robinson (Courteney Cox), Ace closes in on the culprits, but not before many ridiculous misadventures.

      • Rating: PG-13

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Tom Shadyac

      • Producer: James G. Robinson

      • Writer: Jake Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $71.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Argentina Video Home, Warner Bros.

      • Production Co: Warner Brothers, Morgan Creek Productions

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Jim Carrey
      Courteney Cox
      Sean Young
      Troy Evans
      Udo Kier
      Jake Bernstein
      Tom Shadyac
      Jim Carrey
      Gary Barber
      Ira Newborn
      Julio Macat
      Don Zimmerman
      William A. Elliott
      Alan E. Muraoka
      Scott Jacobson

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      • Jun 10, 2019

        Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is quintessential 1990s Jim Carrey at work. The over-the-top antics & physicality of the film may not be for all but it's undeniable how effective it became in epitomizing its dynamic comedian to super-stardom. 3.6/5

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      • May 31, 2016

        This movie stars Jim Carrey in the titular role as a private investigator who is hired to find missing pets. When a simple pet case becomes a bigger conspiracy, Ace only has a few short weeks to solve the mystery before the big Superbowl. This movie holds a special place in a lot of people my age's hearts because they grew up with it, loving Carrey's over-the-top performance. I never saw this movie as a kid. Instead of Ace Ventura, my Jim Carrey memories include Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty. Honestly, this movie doesn't do it for me. Jim Carrey has made a career of overacting, and, while this isn't as bad as The Mask, it isn't anything to write home about. The premise is innocent enough, but the sexual jokes just didn't do anything for me save for the climactic crime-solving scene. I will say that it's a harmless family movie that audiences will enjoy if only for nostalgia's sake, but if you haven't seen either Ace Ventura movie, you aren't really missing much. Side note: I love seeing real celebrities play fictional versions of themselves, and Dan Marino in this movie is just fun.

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      • Dec 02, 2011

        Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is classic Jim Carrey. Harmless and enjoyable fun.

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      • Aug 16, 2011

        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 that brought this hilarous character to life. Ace Ventura is filled with hilarious moments and surreal storytelling that make this film a comedy classic. It's funny and it's well amde and you have to credit Jim Carrey because if it wasn't for his enthusiasm this film might not have even become a cult classic.

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