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The toughest man in the American military faces a new kind of challenge -- looking after four kids in soccer-mom suburbia -- in this family-friendly comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. Shane Wolf (Vin D... read more read more...iesel) is a former Navy SEAL who was assigned to protect a scientist working on a top-secret defense project for the government. Despite Wolf's efforts, however, an assassin slipped past him and murdered the man he was guarding. The inventor's project is still being stored in his home, so Wolf has now been assigned to protect Julie (Faith Ford), the scientist's widow, as well as her four children, Zoe (Brittany Snow), Seth (Max Thieriot), Lulu (Morgan York), and baby Peter (Kegan Hoover and Logan Hoover). Wolf has had years of military experience in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, but he doesn't know much about raising kids, and he soon discovers his new job demands he be a nanny as much as a bodyguard. The Pacifier also co-stars Brad Garrett, Lauren Graham, and Carol Kane. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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129 critics

DVD Release Date: June 28, 2005

Stats: 21,630 reviews

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  • August 30, 2011
    The Pacifier sucked, it was boring, badly acted, and terrible action, and one of the worst films ever made.
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  • June 23, 2011
    Hysterical. Vin Diesel played a fantastic nanny and it's a nice heartfelt film that will have you smiling from start to finish.
  • October 6, 2010
    Vin Diesel doesn't manage to achieve maximum hulkage in this, but he follows the career of Arnold and gets in touch with a younger audience. It's a fun movie that does have it's corny moments, but most of the time it's Vin Diesel causing trouble and being mean to kids. What's rea... read morelly scary is when he becomes a caring and understanding person, this is uncharted territory for Vin Diesel. Somehow he manages to pull it off and save the day.
  • July 23, 2010
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    July 17, 2010
    The Pacifier does right what every bad family comedy does wrong! I actually cared for these characters, and the plot was pretty inventive even though I have seen it before. I loved how touching it was at the end, and how everything blended together so well!
  • February 15, 2010
    This was funny. A good family movie.
  • February 15, 2010
    This movie offers up lots of cliches and predictability, and a less than stellar script- but I cannot lie, part of me just cannot say no to a movie that makes a tough guy play a softie. The best example is Kindergarten Cop. This is not a great movie (unlike that one), but I laugh... read moreed, as some of it is really funny. Diesel does a decent job considring the material. I also liked seeing Carol Kane and Lauren Graham. Some of the child actors are also not bad.
  • October 12, 2009
    Hilarious in every way in the tradition of Kindegardon Cop. A wild, wickedly enjoyable and outragious comedy. Cant beat family fun. Vin Diesel brings his action hero talents to physical comedy and has plenty of charisma

Critic Reviews

Nigel Floyd
August 16, 2007
Nigel Floyd, Time Out New York

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

Nathan Rabin
September 26, 2005
Nathan Rabin, AV Club

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

Peter Travers
March 10, 2005
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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

Laura Sinagra
March 9, 2005
Laura Sinagra, Village Voice

[An] unintentional fascist satire. Full Review

Owen Gleiberman
March 9, 2005
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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

Richard Roeper
March 7, 2005
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

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

Desson Thomson
March 4, 2005
Desson Thomson, Washington Post

Of course it's a PG movie, but do family audiences deserve stupid and trite stories? Full Review

Mike Clark
March 4, 2005
Mike Clark, USA Today

The Pacifier is low on Diesel fuel, though probably amusing enough if you're part of the intended demographic. Full Review

Peter Howell
March 4, 2005
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

[Diesel's] funnier here than he was in The Chronicles of Riddick, and that one wasn't even billed as a comedy. Full Review

Ted Fry
March 4, 2005
Ted Fry, Seattle Times

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

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    • Vice Principal Murney: You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
    • Lulu: I want you to have this. [giving family photo] Because I want you to never forget me.
    • Shane Wolf: I will never forget you.
    • Lulu: Why are your boobs so big?
    • Shane Wolf: They're not boobs!
    • Lulu: Do you have to wear a bra?

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