Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

1 h 25 min1994X-RayPG-13
He's the best there is, in fact, he's the only one there is! He's Ace Ventura Pet Detective, on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino.
Tom Shadyac
Jim CarreyCourteney CoxSean Young
English [CC]
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Tone Loc
James Robinson
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

7090 global ratings

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StacyReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
I hate this movie.
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I hate this movie. My kids love it. They talk to me out of thier butt now. They keep saying “like a glove”. I blame their father.
58 people found this helpful
Just RosieReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie, but missing a scene 🐬🎬
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Only one beef with this. One of our favorite scenes was cut out, what the heck?? Snowflakes empty tank scene. Why would they do that??? Other than that, love this movie🐬🎬🐾📽💞📽🎬🐾🐬
17 people found this helpful
Simon JesterReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hasn't aged well
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I saw Ace Ventura as a kid and remember laughing a lot throughout the movie. So I turned it on when I saw it was available for free with Amazon Prime. I chuckled a few times but mostly cringed and rolled my eyes. The humor hasn't aged well and the protagonist is ridiculous (not in a good way). The things he does aren't believable in the slightest and neither are the reactions from the other characters. I should have left this movie in the rear view mirror of my childhood. I recommend others do the same.
4 people found this helpful
dylanfulkReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gotta love Jim Carrey!
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Hands down my all-time favorite Jim Carrey movie!

Both Ace Ventura's are fantastic and hilarious, but the original is the original and it will always hold up as one of the all time best comedies ever to grace the silver screen!

5/5, 10/10, 20/20 - however you normally rate films. It's a perfect score!
4 people found this helpful
EricBReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Aged poorly... and that's the best I can say about it
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This reminds me that life was very different in the 90s and that I can have rose-tinted glasses for the days I grew up in. I only remember a few scenes from this movie whereas all my favorite moments are from the sequel.

Most of the time I felt completely put off or perplexed by Ace's behavior. Seed shells on the desk? Calling the main love interest fat like a 12 year old, only for her to laugh it off later like it's charming? The weird gratuitous sex / joke scenes were beyond me. Not to mention all the overboard reactions to a sex change, even for the time.

Regardless of how you feel about the issues that didn't age well, I felt like this movie was about 30% enjoyable and 70% skip-worthy. It's a real shame to hurt my nostalgia, but I'm looking forward to watching the second movie again.
3 people found this helpful
mrsammyReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
A waste of time...
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This movie is really a waste of time (unlike some of Jim Carey’s other movies). Most good comedies involve extreme exaggeration, timing, and a halfway decent plot that keeps the audience intrigued. Silly slapstick antics with sexual overtones is pretty stale and they’re outdated for today’s market. Despite Carey’s unique physical attributes and talents, this movie fails in every way.
2 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not as funny as I rembmer it but still a fun ride
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Ace Venture understood what a talent they had with Jim Carrey and just let him go. He was one of the co-writers as well which also helped. The movie is not as hilarious as I remember it when it came out. Some of the bits come off stupid to me now but overall it’s a fun ride. Carrey was good at both physical comedy, faces, voices and delivering lines making him a multiple threat. That’s all featured in Ace Ventura.
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JKReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
No dolphin trainer scene
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Beware: This Amazon version is missing the whole Heinz getzvelvet dolphin trainer scene.
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