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The Pacifier Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Though it does have a talented cast with occasionally charming moments, it's still bad, and brainless.
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Per its title, The Pacifier will lull you to sleep.
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
It's almost as if the writers got carried away with brainstorming all the funny things they could do with Vin Diesel's character.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 26, 2005
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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 22, 2005
a nice, safe family film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
July 9, 2005
Frankly, to call The Pacifier a "cookie cutter" movie is an insult to the folks who actually make cookie cutters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Chant
July 5, 2005
The film doesn't succeed on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 30/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 4, 2005
I realize this is The Pacifier and not Vera Drake, but how this film strains credulity smacks of contempt for a paying audience
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Uri Lessing
June 28, 2005
Children under the age of 12 and teenagers who never set foot in a library might get some cheap thrills out of this refuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
June 25, 2005
Fails on both an emotional and comedic level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 23, 2005
The Pacifier is typically Disney: non-offensive to the point of banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 18, 2005
...perfect for less-discriminating viewers, and those who just want a 98-minute respite from using their brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 7, 2005
The good news is that the film accelerates just when Vin Diesel's acting ability starts to wane.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 2, 2005
Just funny enough to recommend and it has a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Turner
May 26, 2005
Basically, this is Big Vin's Kindergarten Cop and your enjoyment of it will depend on just how much of a Vin fan you are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
Diesel seems to talk at half-speed most of the time, and doesn't exactly have a natural comic sensibility, but he works hard with a cast of great kids.
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