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The Pacifier Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The director of Bringing Down the House and the writer and co-creator of Reno 911! fail to find anything funny outside of the diaper pail.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

March 4, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Rarely are films produced without an ounce of motivation or purpose, yet The Pacifier was green-lit by one of the worldâ(TM)s largest corporations apparently without anyone realizing that nothing in it makes a lick of sense.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 0.5/4

March 23, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This premise is promising, but somehow the movie never really takes off.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 4, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Vin Diesel is better than the material, but, no matter how hard he tries, he can't rise above the puerile screenplay.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The Pacifier is one of those movies that jams together two ideas that in the end don't work.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 4, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Crude humor, weirdly homophobic insults, uncomfortably stereotyped bad guys, and a plot twist involving a swastika that the target age group won't understand or relate to.

| Original Score: D

March 3, 2005
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 28, 2010
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Frankly, to call The Pacifier a "cookie cutter" movie is an insult to the folks who actually make cookie cutters.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 1/5

July 9, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Blah comedy.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

March 4, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Jokes never build, stagings are clumsy, and the whole thing feels as if it were slapped together in haste.

March 3, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's so awful. This reminds me, every once in a while on television they'll show failed sitcom pilots that never got picked up by the networks, and this has the feel of something like that.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 7, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

Tommy Lee Jones and five cheerleaders; Vin Diesel and five toddlers. What's next? Harrison Ford and five crazy out of control nursing home patients?

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

March 9, 2005
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Vin Diesel makes a shaky foray into kiddie films with The Pacifier

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 5, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Before parodying your action superstar image, don't you first have to be an action superstar?

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 3, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The Pacifier marks Vin Diesel's official descent into oblivion.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D-

March 8, 2005
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

Well there's 91 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 0/5

March 3, 2005
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A truly gag-worthy comedy.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 3, 2005
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Maybe it's a good thing the film is nearly a complete wreck, because it does provide a strong reminder just how much care and effort went into Kindergarten Cop.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: D-

March 3, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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 Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 7, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The good news is that the film accelerates just when Vin Diesel's acting ability starts to wane.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C

June 7, 2005

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March 7, 2005

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