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Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls (1995)



Critic Consensus: Nature Calls in this Ace Ventura sequel, and it's answered by the law of diminishing returns.

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Looking for an evening of high-brow, intellectually stimulating, cinematic entertainment done with sophistication and panache? Look elsewhere! This riotous sequel has very little plot and scads of deliciously vulgar, politically incorrect and just plain idiotic humor as presented by the master of rubber-faced lunacy, Jim Carrey. As a sort of prologue, the great pet detective is assigned to rescue a racoon stranded on a steep Himalayan hillside. After much danger, Ace manages to reach the stranded critter only to accidentally send it hurtling to its death. Devastated, poor Ace enters a Tibetan monastery to search for peace. His quest is interrupted when a British emissary arrives and begs him to head for Africa to locate a stolen sacred white bat. If he does not, two warring tribes will abandon their peace-treaties and resume their bloody feud. Poor Ace is terrified of bats, so that is perhaps why the emissary declined to tell him what kind of creature he was seeking until it was too late for Ace to back out. Once in Africa, the mayhem really begins as he embarks upon a series of utterly tasteless and silly exploits that do not preclude a little social commentary at the expense of the Brits and a subtle message for animal rights.

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Jim Carrey
as Ace Ventura
Ian McNeice
as Fulton Greenwall
Simon Callow
as Vincent Cadby
Bob Gunton
as Burton Quinn
Danny D. Daniels
as Witch Doctor
Sam Motoana Phillips
as Wachootoo Chief
Damon Standifer
as Wachati Chief
Andrew Steel
as Mick Katie
Thomas Grunke
as Derrick McCane
Kristen Norton
as Pompous Woman
Michael Reid Mackay
as Skinny Husband
Kayla Allen
as Airplane Stewardess
Ken Kirzinger
as Helicopter Pilot
Dev Kennedy
as Dad Tourist
Patti Tippo
as Mom Tourist
Sabrinah Christie
as Girl Tourist
Warren Sroka
as Boy Tourist
Noel de Souza
as Elephant Trainer
Gene Williams
as Polestander
Leif Tilden
as Gorilla Performer
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Critic Reviews for Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

If the movie itself aimed higher, it could have drawn laughs without compromising Ace's anarchic sense of fun. But Ace is slightly nastier this time.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Carrey is really more clown than actor. And that's where the Jerry Lewis reflection comes in. Carrey is not just goony, he's beyond control, like someone in need of serious sedation (or at least some firm directorial guidance).

March 10, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

There's so little to watch besides Carrey, in fact, it makes you actually miss (gasp!) Sean Young from Ace 1.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

Highlighted by a mechanical rhino skit (built and acquired out of thin air) that takes the cake on combining unrefined humor and laugh-out-loud unexpectedness.

September 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

A grown man vomit-feed a young bird in its nest, stick his head out of a rhinoceros' backside, or commit a wide variety of toilet humour-based atrocities in rapid-fire succession.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A surprisingly awful sequel...

August 4, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls

'Why What a lovely Room of death'! I do enjoy this movie, i prefer it to the first one as its far more entertaining and funny! Its a typical JIm carrey role really and although theres not much about this movie that you can say is brilliant but if you just look for a silly stupid Jim carrey movie that will lighten your rainy afternoon then this is the movie to watch!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Even funnier than the first film. In this one we see Carrey do a lot more of his trademark physical comedy. A lot of critics didn't like this movie, but it is rightfully considered one of the movies they got wrong. It's too bad that the straight to video 2nd sequel about his "son" who is a "Jr. Pet Detective" actually exists. What's worst of all though is that his son in the 3rd film mentions his dad got lost in the bermuda triangle in this film. Ace you'll be missed forever.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Best comedy ever...with Jim Carrey at his best

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

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