Ace Ventura Pet Detective Jr.

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Funny, animal-loving kid lost in crude script.

PG 2009 93 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 5+


i watched this ages ago it's funny

This title has:

Too much sex
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 12+
This movie is mildly amusing and very annoying. The main character is adorable, but he gets lost in this poorly made film. Lots of fart and poop jokes as the review said, and I just don't see those as beneficial for children of any age. I mean, do you really want to your child to go around acting like Ace Ventura Jr.? The only redeeming quality is Ace Jr.'s love for animals and for helping them, too bad that can't save this movie.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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