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Film REVIEW: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) - ★★★★★

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writer: Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Sean Young, Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Dan Morino.

Genre: Comedy

Themes: Stupidity, Detective, Owner Dog Relationship

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

It received mixed reviews from critics. Carrey's performance led to the film having a cult following among male adolescents. In addition to launching Carrey's film career, it also started a franchise, spawning the sequel film film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), the animated television series Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (three seasons, 1995–2000), and later, standalone made-for-television sequel Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective (2009).


Euan (Age 12): ★★★★★

"This movie was quite inappropriate but it is really good. It is about a detective called Ace who is based on pets. The movie is about a dolphin mascot that goes missing and an American footballer who wants to kill someone. Jim Carrey who played Ace was amazing and extremely funny. Overall I totally loved the film and thought it was amazing."

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  1. Bruce Almighty (2003) - #8 - ★★★★★

  2. Knives Out (2019) - #49 - ★★★★★

  3. The Simpsons (1989 - TV) - #20 - ★★★★

  4. Despicable Me (2010) - #122 - ★★★★

  5. Toy Story (1995) - #171 - ★★★★

  6. Inside Out (2015) - #177 - ★★★★

  7. The Truman Show (1998) - #272 - ★★★★

  8. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) - #363 - ★★★

  9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995 TV) - n/a

  10. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009) - n/a

Catch more Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty and as well as The Truman Show the Ace Ventura sequel, When Nature Calls. There's another quirky detective in Knives Out. More American wacky characters in The Simpsons, Despicable Me, Toy Story and Inside Out. And check out the rest of the Ace Ventura franchise with the cartoon show and spin-off film, Pet Detective Jr.

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