The Pacifier
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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 Diesel) 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Per its title, The Pacifier will lull you to sleep."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out New York
"[An] unintentional fascist satire."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"a nice, safe family film"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Though it does have a talented cast with occasionally charming moments, it's still bad, and brainless."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's almost as if the writers got carried away with brainstorming all the funny things they could do with Vin Diesel's character."
‑ Mary Lasse, Christianity Today
"Frankly, to call The Pacifier a "cookie cutter" movie is an insult to the folks who actually make cookie cutters."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"There is no pleasure, guilty or otherwise, to be found in The Pacifier."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The film doesn't succeed on any level."
‑ Dan Chant, FilmFocus
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