• Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Release Date: February 4th, 1994

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 1997

PG-13 |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc , Dan Marino, Noble Willingham, Troy Evans, Randall "Tex" Cobb

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros., Argentina Video Home

Keywords: 1990s, Amusing, Mystery, Rescue, Investigation, Madcap, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective marks the ascendance of a new star in film farce, as Jim Carrey elevates this stupid, suprisingly shoddy picture into the comedy stratosphere, mainly thanks to his Gumby-like ability to contort his face and body in the most amazing ways. show more

  • 38
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    From the start, it's obvious that this is a vehicle for his comedy, and it mostly works -- for about ten to fifteen minutes. After that, Carrey's act gradually grows less humorous and more tiresome, and the laughter in the audience seems forced. show more

  • 63
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    While the rubber-limbed Carrey may not yet be in the hyper-manic league of Jerry Lewis or Robin Williams, his psychotic energy goes a long way to make this plot-anemic comedy palatable. [04Feb1994 Pg. 07.D]

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