Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (PG-13) If you thought movie comedy had scraped bottom with the Ernest series, check out Jim Carrey (of TV's "In Living… Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (PG-13) If you thought movie comedy had scraped bottom with the Ernest series, check out Jim Carrey (of TV's "In Living… PG-13 Comedy Jim Carrey Courteney Cox Sean Young
Movie Review

ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (1994)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
F

Details Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Jim Carrey

ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (PG-13) If you thought movie comedy had scraped bottom with the Ernest series, check out Jim Carrey (of TV's ''In Living Color'') / as Ace Ventura, pet detective and postmodern doofus. His ''characterization'' consists of strutting around in a Hawaiian shirt and Li'l Abner pompadour, flashing his big, creepy-preppy grin like a junior Richard Nixon on Jolt cola, and punching home every last one of his so-stupid-they-really-are-stupid lines. Carrey suggests an escaped mental patient impersonating a game-show host and, what's worse, his hyperbolically obnoxious shtick is the whole damned show. F

Originally posted Feb 18, 1994 Published in issue #210-211 Feb 18, 1994 Order article reprints