Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) As Ace Ventura, pet detective and postmodern doofus, Jim Carrey struts around in a Hawaiian shirt and Li'l Abner pompadour, flashes his big, creepy-preppy grin… 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

As Ace Ventura, pet detective and postmodern doofus, Jim Carrey struts around in a Hawaiian shirt and Li'l Abner pompadour, flashes his big, creepy-preppy grin like a junior Richard Nixon on Jolt cola, and punches 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.

Originally posted Mar 04, 1994 Published in issue #212 Mar 04, 1994 Order article reprints