The Pacifier - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Pacifier Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 22, 2005
a nice, safe family film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
ViewLondon
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.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 14, 2005
Come and enjoy Vin Diesel as you have never seen him before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 24, 2005
For what it is--lazily written fluff--the film's extremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 13, 2005
The Pacifier is really hilarious and one of my favorite films so far this year.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 11, 2005
A shrewd attempt to humanize Vin Diesel, who has been floundering in bloated action blockbusters.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 10, 2005
Silly as it is, the Disney formula remains viable because it still works
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 5, 2005
Vin Diesel reports to diaper duty in the charmingly dippy Disney flick The Pacifier. Diesel's willingness to appear foolish lends this movie its offbeat appeal
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
March 4, 2005
Vin Diesel finally does a decent film. This isn't a laugh out loud comedy but it is a pleasant experience that will give you a few chuckles. Worth a matinee ticket.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
March 4, 2005
Following in the footsteps of the Arnolds and the Sylvesters before him, Vin Diesel pulls off a nice comic performance in the otherwise gushy The Pacifier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 4, 2005
[Diesel's] funnier here than he was in The Chronicles of Riddick, and that one wasn't even billed as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2005
Has sufficient mayhem to please Diesel's action fans while allowing the star to reach out to family audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
March 4, 2005
A true family comedy with laughs for everyone and some honest insights into family dynamics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5

E! Online
March 4, 2005
The Pacifier provides passable, albeit predictable, family fare sure to please the kids without forcing their adult counterparts to whine like babies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ned Martel
New York Times
March 3, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
March 3, 2005
Is Vin Diesel stiff and one-note? Yes, but comedy is about reactions. What's funny is the kids reacting to him, not his hammy antics.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 3, 2005
You can see the fingerprints of lots of other projects on The Pacifier, so the surprise is that the movie is as sweet and endearing as it is.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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