Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Steve Oedekerk (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Even though Jim Carrey has as many detractors as supporters, there's no denying his breakthrough hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective exuded a barmy charm, but this silly sequel is often just plain irritating. For this adventure, Ace is off to Africa where he gets mixed up with warring tribes and the hunt for a rare bat. The slim plot is just the flimsiest of excuses for Carrey's wacky grimaces and elasticity, while the slapstick is relentlessly juvenile and director Steve Oedekerk's direction lacks the surreal inspiration of the original. Visiting Britons Ian McNeice and Simon Callow struggle to bring a little dignity to the proceedings.


The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.

Cast & Crew

Ace Ventura Jim Carrey
Vincent Cadby Simon Callow
Fulton Greenwall Ian McNeice
Ouda Maynard Eziashi
Burton Quinn Bob Gunton
Princess Sophie Okonedo
Tiny warrior Tommy Davidson
Hitu Adewale
Director Steve Oedekerk
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for swearing and a sex scene. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray