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The Pacifier Reviews

Nigel Floyd
Time Out New York
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Per its title, The Pacifier will lull you to sleep.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York

August 16, 2007
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There is no pleasure, guilty or otherwise, to be found in The Pacifier.

| Original Score: 1/4

March 10, 2005
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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[An] unintentional fascist satire.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 9, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A yawn-by-numbers romper-room dud that is nevertheless shrewd enough to tweak its star, Vin Diesel, for becoming a joke in less time than it took him to become an action hero.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

March 9, 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
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Of course it's a PG movie, but do family audiences deserve stupid and trite stories?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 4, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The Pacifier is low on Diesel fuel, though probably amusing enough if you're part of the intended demographic.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

March 4, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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[Diesel's] funnier here than he was in The Chronicles of Riddick, and that one wasn't even billed as a comedy.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 4, 2005
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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The concept that sort of worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a cringe-inducing misfire for Vin Diesel in this sloppy mess of a family film that's neither cute nor funny.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: .5/4

March 4, 2005
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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A formulaic Disney comedy.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

March 4, 2005
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
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Making the audience wish they were seeing an old Hulk Hogan movie is simply sad.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

March 4, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Makes last week's cinematic exploration of surrogate parenthood by an authority figure - Man of the House, with Tommy Lee Jones -- look like a Billy Wilder comedy in comparison.

| Original Score: 1/4

March 4, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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An abysmal comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

March 4, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The Pacifier isn't going to redefine kids' films, but it's far less painful than what it could have been.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

March 4, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Has sufficient mayhem to please Diesel's action fans while allowing the star to reach out to family audiences.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 4, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Blah comedy.

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

March 4, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Though [Diesel] has a definite, if somewhat oily, charisma, comedy really isn't his forte.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 4, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Vin Diesel is baby food in The Pacifier. He's strained peas, pureed plums and all manner of pabulum. So all older than 5 beware: This is a movie you'll likely want to spit up.

| Original Score: D

March 4, 2005
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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The Pacifier falls into the same category as Are We There Yet? which gave Ice Cube a similar baby-sitting gig with equally dreadful results.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

March 4, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The Pacifier represents a form of cruel, but actually very usual, punishment for anyone past the age of 7.

| Original Score: D+

March 4, 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
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Without doubt the worst film of the year so far, The Pacifier is actually painful to watch.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

March 4, 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
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie plays like it was cobbled together from sheetrock and carpet tacks, this makes The Pacifier just worth your children's time, and hardly worth yours.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 4, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Pacifiers are made to appease toddlers, but for the movie version, even that may be a stretch.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2005
Ned Martel
New York Times
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Disney's new family flick is chipper and occasionally clever as it sends up the high-tech know-how required by 21st-century parents.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 3, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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A comic train wreck consisting of limp dialogue, predictable plot twists and elaborate sight gags that fall flat.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: D

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

Full Review Source: Variety

March 3, 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
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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[A] frenzied, cumbersome tangle of potty jokes.

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

March 3, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This moderately amusing family comedy is one of those movies that is better if you don't think about it.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 3, 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
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The Pacifier is cheerful but mind-numbing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2005
Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Vin Diesel's new movie may not pacify his extreme-action-addict fans looking for an adrenaline fix, but it is a nice little Disney film that is a surprisingly pleasant way to spend time with the family.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

March 3, 2005
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