The Pacifier (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 now been assigned to protect Julie (Faith Ford), the scientist's widow, as well as her four children, Zoe (Brittany Snow), Seth (Max Thieriot), Lulu (Morgan York), and baby Peter (Kegan Hoover and Logan Hoover). Wolf has had years of military experience in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, but he doesn't know much about raising kids, and he soon discovers his new job demands he be a nanny as much as a bodyguard. The Pacifier also co-stars Brad Garrett, Lauren Graham, and Carol Kane.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


Vin Diesel
as Shane Wolfe
Lauren Graham
as Principal Claire Fle...
Faith Ford
as Julie Plummer
Brittany Snow
as Zoe Plummer
Chris Potter
as Capt. Bill Fawcett
Brad Garrett
as Vice Principal Murne...
Morgan York
as Lulu Plummer
Tsui Mung-Ling
as Mrs. Chun
Bo Vink
as Tyler
Luke Vink
as Tyler
Denis Akiyama
as Mr. Chun
Mung Ling Tsui
as Mrs. Chun
Tate Donovan
as Howard Plummer
Gabriel Antonacci
as Capt. Von Trapp
Mary Pitt
as Brigitta
Dan Sutcliffe
as Friedrich
Toya Alexis
as Mother Abbess
Valerie Boyle
as Nuns-nazis
Christie Allaire
as Cheerleader
Stephanie Allaire
as Cheerleader
Amy Allicock
as Cheerleader
Helena Chow
as Cheerleader
Joella Crichton
as Cheerleader
Laura Jeanes
as Cheerleader
Rebecca Priestley
as Cheerleader
Taryn Ash
as Female Customer
Tommy Chang
as Showroom Cleaner
David Lipper
as Cute Cop
Tip Fong
as Cute Cop's Partner
Maria Georgas
as Fireflies
Nikki Shah
as Fireflies
Jordan Todosey
as Fireflies
Demetrius Joyette
as First Junior Grizzly
Christopher Lortie
as Second Junior Grizzl...
Sotiri Georgas
as Grizzlies
Steven Georgas
as Grizzlies
Gannon Racki
as Grizzlies
Seth Howard
as Wood Woodchuck Manag...
David Sparrow
as FBI Agent
Evelyn Kaye
as Piano Accompanist
Miriam Laurence
as Dialect Coach
David Smukler
as Dialect Coach
John MacDonald
as Car Salesman
Billy Oliver
as Male Customer
Curtis Parker
as Wrestler
Matt Purdy
as Wrestler
Jean Pearson
as Swiss Banker
Cade Courtley
as Wyatt (Navy S.E.A.L....
Michael Quintero
as Navy S.E.A.L #3
Cameron Hickox
as Navy S.E.A.L #4
Cassius Clay
as Boat Captain
Hank Amos
as Serbian Gunner
Charlie Haugk
as Stagehand
Scott Reiff
as Serbian Pilot
Robert Bastens
as Vin Diesel Stand In
Alexander Conti
as Little Boy
Cade Courtley
as Wyatt (Navy S.E.A.L....
Robert Thomas
as Construction Worker
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News & Interviews for The Pacifier

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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