Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Tom Shadyac (1993)

12 Certificate


Our Score
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.


An eccentric but brilliant former cop sets himself up to champion the underdog - as a private eye specialising in locating missing animals. The zany detective is called in to find a kidnapped dolphin - the mascot of an American football team - and uncovers a plot involving high-level police corruption. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc and Noble Willingham.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Tom Shadyac
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: video and DVD