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  • Summary: Africa's the place and Ace is on the case, setting out to rescue an animal he loathes: a bat! Jim Carrey returns as Ace Ventura, the alligator-wrasslin', elephant-calling, monkeyshining, loogie-launching, burning coals-crossing, disguise-mastering pet detective. If you're ready to laugh likeAfrica's the place and Ace is on the case, setting out to rescue an animal he loathes: a bat! Jim Carrey returns as Ace Ventura, the alligator-wrasslin', elephant-calling, monkeyshining, loogie-launching, burning coals-crossing, disguise-mastering pet detective. If you're ready to laugh like a pack of hyenas, if you want more fun than an industrial-sized barrel of monkeys, you know what to do. Heed the call. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: John F. Kelly
    80
    Written and directed by Steve Oedekerk, the latest "Ace" has a little more of everything than the first: more special effects, goofy props and "Airplane"-like sight gags.
  2. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    70
    But, like Jerry Lewis, and, to a degree, Steve Martin, Carrey can make the idiotic seem inspired, and his manic mugging creates some big laughs.
  3. Carrey is in top form here, giving a wildly confident, physically draining performance with all the stops pulled out.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    50
    As always, the verbal comedy is nonsensical and vulgar, and the physical humor is rigorously thought out and really vulgar.
  5. It's the worst Carrey movie yet, but it has a handful of inspired moments in which his signature wackiness is so funny it hurts.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. MattR
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    Amazing film if people do t luagh at this they have a problem.
  2. 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 Expand
  3. 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. Collapse
  4. Jan 9, 2011
    8
    Man these critics are STUPID. Do they even know what comedy means? Have they ever laughed in there life? How old are these idioticMan these critics are STUPID. Do they even know what comedy means? Have they ever laughed in there life? How old are these idiotic critics....how can they rate this movie that low...man you guys are horrible critics...how do you have a f'n job? YIKES! Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2012
    6
    This one definitely has its laughs but all around not as good as the first. The story in the first just makes for a better movie. "And youThis one definitely has its laughs but all around not as good as the first. The story in the first just makes for a better movie. "And you must be the monopoly guy!" Love it. Expand
  7. GerritV.
    Mar 28, 2009
    2
    I first saw this movie when i was 7 or 8. Back then i thought this was hilarious. Having seen it recently i cant believe how lame this is. I first saw this movie when i was 7 or 8. Back then i thought this was hilarious. Having seen it recently i cant believe how lame this is. Not funny to me at all,its too ridiculous. Expand

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