A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 6.7/10 (94,662 voted)
Critic's Score: 37/100
Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young
To be a Pet Detective, you have to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further… He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal a dolphin, and why?
Writers: Jack Bernstein, Jack Bernstein
Lt. Lois Einhorn
(as Tone Lõc)
He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.)
Release Date: 4 February 1994
Filming Locations: Compton Apartments – Washington Avenue, Miami, Florida, USA
Box Office Details
Did You Know?
Lauren Holly turned down the role played here by Courteney Cox but co-starred with Jim Carrey in
Dumb & Dumber later in the year.
When Ace enters the outside door near the pool at Ronald Camp's home, the outside and inside shots are very mismatched. A large plant can clearly been seen in the hallway opposite the doorway from outside is missing on the inside shot, and on the inside shot when Ace slams the door there was obviously no actual door there; Ace was just miming a slamming gesture.
Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
I'm guessing that everybody knows the story of this movie by now, but
for those who might not have had the opportunity to see this great
movie, it's quite a simple formula. The Miami Dolphins mascot is stolen
and by word-of-mouth advertising Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is called
into manic action. His job is to find the dolphin and return it before
The Miami Dolphins' crucial game.
Jim Carrey is quite simply amazing, I never stopped laughing the whole
way through the movie. This is surely Carrey's best work, even now. OK,
Dumb and Dumber and The Mask are very funny movies too, but this takes
the biscuit. Everything Ace does made me laugh, from whipping football
player's with a towel to get a ring imprint to showing up at a mansion
party and being his usual manic self.
100 laughs per hour, if you have a sense of humour, then this movie is