The Pacifier Reviews

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August 16, 2007
Per its title, The Pacifier will lull you to sleep.
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.
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.
April 19, 2005
Abysmal.
March 10, 2005
There is no pleasure, guilty or otherwise, to be found in The Pacifier.
March 9, 2005
[An] unintentional fascist satire.
March 9, 2005
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.
March 7, 2005
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 4, 2005
Of course it's a PG movie, but do family audiences deserve stupid and trite stories?
March 4, 2005
The Pacifier is low on Diesel fuel, though probably amusing enough if you're part of the intended demographic.
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.
March 4, 2005
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.
March 4, 2005
A formulaic Disney comedy.
March 4, 2005
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.
March 4, 2005
Making the audience wish they were seeing an old Hulk Hogan movie is simply sad.
March 4, 2005
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.
March 4, 2005
An abysmal comedy.
March 4, 2005
The Pacifier isn't going to redefine kids' films, but it's far less painful than what it could have been.
March 4, 2005
Has sufficient mayhem to please Diesel's action fans while allowing the star to reach out to family audiences.
March 4, 2005
Blah comedy.
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