Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Instead, Mr. Carrey turns up in a sloppy second Ace Ventura film that's little more than an echo of the first. A two-minute trailer wouldn't miss many of its highlights.
  2. 25
    There's nothing worse than a film which mistakenly believes it's the comic event of the year. For no legitimate reason whatsoever, When Nature Calls is full of itself to the point of being offensive.
  3. Youngsters may enjoy it. But the humor is generally of the genre heard in the boys' locker room at the high school gym.
  4. 20
    In short, Carrey's got nothing to bounce all that energy off of, not even a solid story line.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    0
    Wearying, stupefying, dumber than dumb, When Nature Calls would be a career ender for Carrey--except that a zillion people have seen it. Stop this, folks. It'll only encourage him.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    Some great parts in this movie, like the monopoly guy scene, The slinkee scene, Rhino giving birth, and parking like a glove. If you like dumbSome great parts in this movie, like the monopoly guy scene, The slinkee scene, Rhino giving birth, and parking like a glove. If you like dumb and dumber, in living color and a lot of Carrey's comedy movies (not serious roles) you will love this. Full Review »
  2. Oct 6, 2013
    7
    I think what's so great about When Nature Calls is that there are so many memorable and quote-able scenes. First saw it in the early 2000s andI think what's so great about When Nature Calls is that there are so many memorable and quote-able scenes. First saw it in the early 2000s and have seen it about half a dozen times since and I can still recall every scene of the film from start to finish. Stupid? Yes but it's still hilarious to watch. Full Review »
  3. May 19, 2012
    10
    gran pelicula realmente desde el punto de vista humoristico pero desde lo argumental no tanto y Jim jaja es genial!!!!!!! no puedo dejar degran pelicula realmente desde el punto de vista humoristico pero desde lo argumental no tanto y Jim jaja es genial!!!!!!! no puedo dejar de verla y reirme Full Review »