Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition and ready to ship! Ships airmail from USA!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Ace Ventura Movie Novelizations) Paperback – 1 Apr 1996


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 1 Apr 1996
£1,019.78 £0.01


Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc; Film tie-in edition edition (1 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679874968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679874966
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,859,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Synopsis

Pet detective Ace Ventura is hired to locate the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and their quarterback.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By korayberk@superonline.com on 1 Nov. 2000
Format: DVD
I think Jim Carrey is one of the most interesting guys out there. I think he did not play the role of Andy Kauffman for nothing in the "Man on the Moon", he is truly a talent not accounted for as much as he deserves in life. The movie seems off this world if you cant follow, but once you are ready to take it as it comes, it is a wonderul comedy and clearly a clever detective movie. I am serious... And so is this movie about being funny.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
Another 90's classic, and probably the film that made Jim Carrey a star, Ace Ventura is an absolute classic, and seems to be a film many of us watched when we were teens. An ecentric Jim Carrey plays a private-hire 'Pet Detective', who's main concern is capturing a rare dove that, once he has recieved the reward, can pay his landlord! However, he is called up to action when the local football teams mascott - a dolphin, is kidnapped.

Admittedly, Jim Carrey has always recieved mixed reviews based on his style of humour, but that is no reason mark down a film because of the style of an actor. His immature, yet powerful humour is still laugh out loud at times, and people forget just how much of a good serious actor he is too, as displayed in other films.

But, if your looking for a fun and still clever 'pet' detective film (of which you'll find very few!) then this is the DVD you want to buy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KeyboardKeyboardKeyboard11 on 3 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD
I'm 13 years old and this is still my favourite ever film!!!! I regularly quote Jim Carrey at random times and my family are, well, let's just say, not always amused! My dad in particular is fed up of hearing 'Like a glove!' and 'Loo-hoo-ser-her!'

BEST FILM EVER! I can't believe it's from 1994 though - that's before I was even born! Even though it's old, Ace Ventura is hilarious and will be enjoyed widely! I loved it when I was only 7 years old and it's rated a 12!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rich20 on 5 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've seen Ace Ventura when nature calls many times and watched the entire cartoon series as a kid, but I don't recall in having seen this film so I went ahead and bought it.

This is a great film, and I think is a typical Jim Carrey character in the way he acts, his manerisms etc. and that's what I love about his movies.

There is a genuine story line in this and I think the film and Jim Carrey to a good job at sticking to it and making it obvious with what's going on. There's also many funny moments which don't feel like they've aged too badly.

Definitely worth watching.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Stampy on 14 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Pet detective Ace Ventura (Carrey) is assigned to track down Snowflake,
the mascot of football team The Dolphins before the Superbowl.

Jim Carrey, the man. Whether you love him or hate him you cannot deny
his comic talent. In this 1994 crime comedy he plays a smart crazy pet
detective who has the best catchphrases of any character, of any
comedy, of any film, of anyone, ever.

Opening with a delivery man kicking a package and destroying it with
every step he takes and you feel as if you know this person and you
simply have to love him for it. His character never slackens, always
entertains and gets funnier with every scene. He is a comic master and
he is this film.

Carrey's performance does take the shine off a well written plot. The
script is a great incentive for Ventura to be wacky and spontaneous.

The pursuit of a missing dolphin is interesting, if not quite as
intense as it should be. We see Ventura using his 'skill' and his
'charm' to give the older viewers plenty of laughs where the slapstick
moments are undoubtedly aimed towards younger generations, however
years on it is still as funny as when I was young. The sarcastic yet
sophisticated undertones still remain classic.

Flowing all the way through, this nineties comedy follows the mad
detective in an intriguing investigation. There are lapses in the
majority of modern comedies where the stereotypical hero has to redeem
himself to find the answer and everything is super come the final piece
but there are many twists and turns and a difference in the comic
formulaic style here which gives the film a uniqueness that required
Carrey's special touch.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
This is the first film i seen with Jim Carrey in it and it was the first of a trio of classic comedy films he made in 1994 along with The Mask and Dumb And Dumber.
I personally like The Mask the best but this is still superb comedy at its best with so many funny lines to make you laugh over and over again and have seen it dozens of times down the years.
Carrey is a genius in the same mould of Bill Murray,Eddie Murphy and the late great Robin Williams and excels in his finest creation and one of only two characters he has played twice(Lloyd from Dumb And Dumber being the other).
Its not just the lines that makes you laugh but its Jim's mannerisms that make you roar and his near perfect accents he puts on and of course his all righty then catchphrase.
The plot is a cracking one involving him tracking down a kidnapped dolphin and has great chemistry with Courtney Cox and a great couple of scenes with beautiful Sean Young(until he learns her secret)which makes up a brilliant last half an hour and some of the funniest moments happen in the finale.
Watch out for former pro American Football player Dan Marino playing himself.
A masterpiece comedy film and the start of a Hollywood genius's career.
Oh and favorite line 'Do not go in there woah'.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback