Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Lists: Comedy, Slapstick comedy, Detective investigation

Brief Synopsis: "He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man . . . or beast!"

Overall Ranking: 1796 (Rank from 1994: # 24)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill80 - Some will hate this, depending on their fondness of Carrey, or the type of humor, but others who don’t mind it, will have a great time, watching Carrey’s great performance, and the funny jokes that come throughout this film.
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CinemaVisitor Erik80
Gorgon Reviews80
Dave Examines Movies68(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest64
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura)
  • Courteney Cox (Melissa Robinson)
  • Sean Young (Lt. Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkel)
  • Tone Loc (Emilio)
  • Noble Willingham (Riddle)
  • Troy Evans (Roger Podacter)
  • Udo Kier (Ron Camp)
  • Raynor Scheine (Woodstock)
  • Frank Adonis (Vinnie)
  • John Capodice (Aguado)
  • Bill Zuckert (Mr. Finkle)
  • Alice Drummond (Mrs. Finkle)
  • Mark Margolis (Mr. Shickadance)
  • Randall Tex Cobb (Gruff Man)
  • Tom Shadyac (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls