Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Dumb '90s comedy full of gross-out humor, profanity, sex.

PG-13 1994 87 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 40 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 79 reviews

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age 13+

CSM Should Be Ashamed

This movie is insanely transphobic, so why isn't this pointed out as a negative thing for children to be exposed to? That's the point of this site, isn't it??? I know it's not easy to be objective about certain content. Some parents are outraged by the word "poop", and others will let their kindergardeners watch literal snuff films with their morning cereal. But I swear that every review I've read on this goofy site is either scandalized by everything like a Victorian era grandma, or it's as if you slept through 2/3rds of the movie and farted out a review before you woke up. Do better, or else change your name. There's a significant lack of common sense here.
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age 15+

Definitely not “innocent” humor, or LGBT sensitive

Watched this with my 12 year old expecting Grinch-like performance, this was much more mature. Lots of sex references, a scene where my kiddo knew they were having sex, and much too much language/attitude that is not LGBT friendly. Characters repeatedly barf at idea of a transvestite. A “Woman” is outed as a man when Ace rips open her shirt, pulls off her skirt, so she’s in her underwear. The transvestite Is then revealed as such when the Rear of panties are shown w/ balls etc. highly inappropriate for my ch8ld, who luckily was clueless — asked why the girl had pooped her panties. Still, wish I’d known, I wold have picked something else.

This title has:

Too much sex
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