Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

  • 12
  • Tom Shadyac (1993)
  • US
  • 82 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Doctor Dolittle meets The Crying Game in this smash-hit comedy that made Jim Carrey an overnight sensation. The rubber-faced star plays a bumbling, Hawaiian-shirted detective hired to find the kidnapped dolphin mascot of the Miami Dolphins football team. Your reaction to this fast and furious farce will largely depend on whether you find Carrey's distinctive style of extremely physical comedy - often compared to that of Jerry Lewis - stupidly hilarious or downright annoying. It's directed with anarchic energy and typically quirky style by Tom Shadyac, who also brought his magic touch to Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor and later reteamed with Carrey for the comedy Liar Liar. Carrey's long-suffering co-stars Courteney Cox (from Friends) and Sean Young (in surely one of her most bizarre screen roles) had the good sense not to reappear in the lamentably unfunny sequel When Nature Calls.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox and Sean Young. Eccentric investigator Ace Ventura is hired to discover who is behind the mysterious kidnapping of the Miami Dolphins football team mascot, a dolphin called Snowflake, just a week before the Super Bowl.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ace Ventura
Jim Carrey
Melissa
Courteney Cox
Lieutenant Lois Einhorn
Sean Young
Emilio
Tone Loc
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Riddle
Noble Willingham
Podacter
Troy Evans
Woodstock
Raynor Scheine
Camp
Udo Kier
Vinnie
Frank Adonis
Roc
Tiny Ron
Dog owner
Randall "Tex" Cobb

Crew

Director
Tom Shadyac

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy

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