The Pacifier (2005)



Critic Consensus: Vin Diesel parodies his tough guy image for the family audience, but the result is only moderately amusing.

Movie Info

The toughest man in the American military faces a new kind of challenge -- looking after four kids in soccer-mom suburbia -- in this family-friendly comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. Shane Wolf (Vin Diesel) is a former Navy SEAL who was assigned to protect a scientist working on a top-secret defense project for the government. Despite Wolf's efforts, however, an assassin slipped past him and murdered the man he was guarding. The inventor's project is still being stored in his home, so Wolf has … More

Rating: PG (for action violence, language and rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 28, 2005
Box Office: $113.0M
Buena Vista - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Pacifier

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (37)

Per its title, The Pacifier will lull you to sleep.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

At one point, Diesel literally wades into a rancid sewer and emerges covered in feces, an image that sadly doubles as a metaphor for his career.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Though it does have a talented cast with occasionally charming moments, it's still bad, and brainless.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

It might have been a good career move for Diesel, who cut his teeth on high-octane action, but the script needs a lift and the direction feels lackluster.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Diesel has amply shown his star presence already, and he may even have a flair for comedy (if Hulk Hogan did, why shouldn't he?), but he gets no chance to prove it here.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for The Pacifier

The Pacifier sucked, it was boring, badly acted, and terrible action, and one of the worst films ever made.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

Hysterical. Vin Diesel played a fantastic nanny and it's a nice heartfelt film that will have you smiling from start to finish.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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