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  • Summary: Vin Diesel stars as Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe who, as an elite member of the world's fiercest and most highly trained force thought he was prepared to take on any duty no matter how perilous or impossible -- until he tried baby-sitting. (Disney)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27
  1. Has sufficient mayhem to please Diesel's action fans while allowing the star to reach out to family audiences.
  2. Here's a bizarre hodgepodge of influences: "Kindergarten Cop" meets "Sound of Music," filtered through the Hulk Hogan movie "Mr. Nanny." The formula, by now so overused it's actually formless, is pure Disney
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Thompson
    50
    It's the sort of stuff younger viewers will love.
  4. 38
    Offensive because it offers little more than unleavened stupidity in the place of the family-friendly action and comedy it promises.
  5. 30
    Revealing hitherto unseen depths of stiffness, Diesel stumbles badly in the role.
  6. 30
    Director Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House) can't block a sight gag to save his life.
  7. Is it funny? Not for a minute.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 49
  2. Negative: 18 out of 49
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    9
    Although the plot in this movie is cheesy, I thought this movie was hilarious and surprisingly charming, one you and your family will enjoy, just don't expect a deep plot backing it up. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2011
    5
    Great family movie, but not one that I enjoyed otherwise. I do like Vin Diesel but I kept wondering what he was thinking when he read this script and agreed to do this movie. If you can get over the childish jokes and bland acting you realize that there are worse option than The Pacifier, but their are far better options as well. Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    5
    Childish and stupid but The Pacifier is surprisingly rather entertaining that I some-what enjoyed watching. My opinion of it varies at times but overall, It wasn't that bad. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2012
    4
    An immature comedy that tries to keep us watching with a few different approaches entertainment-wise. They all fail, and Diesel is poorly cast in his role. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    3
    The Pacifier left me needing morphine.
    It has moments of good, but is overwhelmingly bad to anyone over the age of about six, who can see
    what a ludicrous plot surrounds it. Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2012
    2
    I used to always hate this movie, but now there are pros and cons. There are more cons than pros. I still don't like this movie but i like that they play Good Charlotte "The Anthem" in the song. That is the only pro. But i hated this movie originally because the girl scouts got back at the boy scouts. But now i just dont like it because of the humor. Vin Diesel is a great actor though, he was in XXX. Expand

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