The Mask

The Mask

Charles Russell (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
After breaking through with "Ace Ventura", Jim Carrey consolidated his position as America's most successful comedian with this stunning tribute to the zany style of Tex Avery and other Warner Bros animators from the golden age of cartoons. Amazing computer-generated special effects drive this slick showcase for Carrey's explosively unpredictable talents, as he plays a mild-mannered banker who turns into a wild and crazy superhero when he finds a magical ancient mask. Highlights include the Bugs Bunny-style Cuban Pete routine, Carrey's pet dog donning the mask and gorgeous Cameron Diaz as the star's love interest. But mainly it's an excuse for Carrey to move with whirlwind speed, pop his eyeballs and swap parts of his anatomy for the cartoon equivalents in hysterically funny and tremendously imaginative ways.


A timid bank clerk stumbles on an ancient mask, which endows whoever wears it with untold superhuman powers, unbridled self-confidence and an irresistible charm for the ladies. Unfortunately, he earns the enmity of a local gangster for daring to flirt with his girlfriend - and when the crook gets wind of the artefact's existence, he covets the power for himself. Comic-book comedy, with Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert and Peter Greene.

Cast & Crew

Stanley Ipkiss Jim Carrey
Tina Carlyle Cameron Diaz
Lt Mitch Kellaway Peter Riegert
Dorian Tyrell Peter Greene
Peggy Brandt Amy Yasbeck
Charlie Schumaker Richard Jeni
Niko Orestes Matacena
Irv Ripley Tim Bagley
Director Charles Russell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama