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on 28 August 2017
There were a few moments in the film I couldn't help but find humorous, but over all I can't say I'm a Jim Carrey fan. Humour is a difficult thing to define. What one person finds hilarious another person just won't see the joke. No offence to Mr Carrey, I'm sure he has thousands of devoted fans, but sorry, his persona just leaves me cold.
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on 14 January 2009
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. No clichés, stereotypes or cringing romance
sequences that don't shine off the plot, unless you count the atrocious
made for money sequel.

The supporting cast are good enough to add some extra laughs but they
are always standing in Carrey's superior shadow.

Sharp, witty and exceptionally funny, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
justifies the genre and is worth watching whatever age you may be.

9/10
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on 9 December 2017
Its alright slapstick humour but Jim Carrey is not funny anymore. His strange face movements and micky taking of those around him in this. This is more road kill then ace. I fell asleep during the movie, thats how bad the humour is. Good for 10 year old but not funny if you are older/
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on 5 December 2013
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.
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on 4 September 2017
It has really dated - not just the clothes but the humour
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on 9 August 2017
Doing what he does best.
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on 19 July 2017
Good for a laugh
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on 17 June 2017
Excellent film, not quite as good as when younger.
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on 22 August 2013
My kids aged 14 and 15 first saw this years ago and really loved it, so I've got us a copy to watch together. As they get older there are fewer and fewer films they will willingly watch with us old parents so I'm delighted to be looking forward to it. Having just seen Carrey unrecognisable as 'Stars & Stripes' in Kick Ass 2, I am in awe of his unique talent.
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on 4 January 2015
Purchased this film for my 13yr old daughter as she had just received Ace Ventura junior for Christmas. She thoroughly enjoyed this film, but not being a fan of Jim Carrey this is not for me.
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