Tom Shadyac

Directs goofball comedies that sometimes need to be more goofball.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) -- The best movie at showing Jim Carrey in all his spazzy glory. Not a good movie, but who cares about that? C

Liar Liar (1997) -- One or two chuckles, but mostly too "warm" to be actually funny (and not warm in a good way). Shadyac seems to be going the same route as the Farrelys in terms of wasting their comedy. (See Steve Oedekerk for the sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.) C

Bruce Almighty (2003) -- Some sort of Christian message movie, I guess. It's not funny, at any rate. It's sort of Liar Liar II with less laughs and more shit. D

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