ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective illustrates the new slapstick comedy. It manages to retain a certain classic comedic styling, but still finds its own unique freshness. It’s comedy—a bit edgy, yes, which requires the PG-13 rating, but it’s fun—fun mixed with a type of youthful stupidity. Jim Carrey plays his established over-the-top, exuberantly-animated self which produces a—good movie.


Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) retrieves misplaced animals. When the Miami Dolphins' mascot is stolen, Ace is hired to solve the case.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Tom Shadyac for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Gary Barber for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Melissa Robinson (Courteney Cox), Lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Sean Young), Emilio (Tone Loc), Dan Marino (Dan Marino), Riddle (Noble Willingham), Roger Podacter (Troy Evans), Woodstock (Raynor Scheine), and Ron Camp (Udo Kier).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is slapstick with an edge.

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