User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 120
  2. Negative: 12 out of 120

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  1. Nov 26, 2011
    4
    It was ok. Some funny parts but most of it is so stupid that you just cant get over it. The acting was a little below average, Carrey was priceless and is the only good thing about this film.
  2. j30
    Jan 26, 2012
    2
    I can't think of a more annoying protagonist than Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura. The story is just one big headache and anxiety attack after another.
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Treat this project as you would a safari: It has its slow parts but the wildlife makes it worthwhile.
  2. The most obnoxious case of masculine swagger since Andrew Dice Clay, with just a tad of Paul Lynde thrown in for spice, Jim Carrey defies you not to bolt for the exit while playing the title hero in this 1994 comic mystery.
  3. Reviewed by: Julian Ketchum
    40
    Neither terrible, boring nor soporific, just not very funny.