The Pacifier (2005)

The Pacifier (2005)



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

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As an elite member of the world's fiercest and most highly trained fighting force, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe thought he was prepared to take on any duty, no matter how perilous or impossible... until he tried baby-sitting. Assigned to protect the five out-of-control children of an assassinated scientist, who had been working on vital government secrets, Shane is suddenly faced with juggling two outrageously incompatible jobs -- fighting the bad guys and keeping house. Replacing his usual arsenal of wetsuits and weapons with diapers and juice boxes, Shane not only must battle a deceptive enemy but wrangle teen rebel Zoe, sullen 14-year-old Seth, eight-year-old Ninja-wanna-be Lulu, as well as three-year-old Peter and baby Tyler -- not to mention their off-beat Romanian Nanny. He's truly a SEAL out of water, and now it's up to this one-time lone warrior to take on the most important mission of his life: keeping a family together.
PG (for action violence, language and rude humor)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Vin Diesel
as Shane Wolfe
Lauren Graham
as Principal Claire Fletcher
Faith Ford
as Julie Plummer
Brittany Snow
as Zoe Plummer
Chris Potter
as Capt. Bill Fawcett
Carol Kane
as Helga
Brad Garrett
as Vice Principal Murney
Morgan York
as Lulu Plummer
Tsui Mung-Ling
as Mrs. Chun
Bo Vink
as Tyler
Luke Vink
as Tyler
Scott Thompson
as Director
Denis Akiyama
as Mr. Chun
Mung Ling Tsui
as Mrs. Chun
Tate Donovan
as Howard Plummer
Anne Fletcher
as Liesel
Alison Lynn
as Maria
Gabriel Antonacci
as Capt. Von Trapp
Mary Pitt
as Brigitta
Dan Sutcliffe
as Friedrich
Rachael Dolan
as Louisa
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
Shane Cardwell
as Teacher
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
Emi Yaguchi-Chow
as Fireflies
Demetrius Joyette
as First Junior Grizzly
Christopher Lortie
as Second Junior Grizzly
Sotiri Georgas
as Grizzlies
Steven Georgas
as Grizzlies
Gannon Racki
as Grizzlies
Seth Howard
as Wood Woodchuck Manager
Marcus Hutchings
as FBI Agent
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
Kyle Schmid
as Scott
Cade Courtley
as Wyatt (Navy S.E.A.L. #2)
Michael Quintero
as Navy S.E.A.L #3
Cameron Hickox
as Navy S.E.A.L #4
Cassius Clay
as Boat Captain
Jeff Podgurski
as Serbian
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. #2)
Robert Thomas
as Construction Worker
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Critic Reviews for The Pacifier

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (37)

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

Full Review… | August 15, 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 25, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

There is no pleasure, guilty or otherwise, to be found in The Pacifier.

March 10, 2005
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

[An] unintentional fascist satire.

Full Review… | March 9, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

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… | March 9, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

March 7, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

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
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
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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