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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)
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  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. Reviewed by: Gary Thompson
    50
    It's the sort of stuff younger viewers will love.
  3. 50
    All very nice, sometimes we smile, but there's nothing compelling.
  4. Director Adam Shankman pushes together scenes with little rhythm or flow. Writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant ignore credibility, throw in pointless sight gags, treat humiliation as comedy and use tiresome ethnic stereotypes. In short, Diesel doesn't get the help he needs.
  5. With no real comedy to enjoy, it's torture to watch Diesel undergo a predictable change from emotionless soldier to loving family man. Makes you want to spit out your pacifier in disgust.
  6. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    20
    Fails on both an emotional and comedic level.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 51
  2. Negative: 18 out of 51
  1. MikeH.
    Aug 24, 2009
    10
    Apparently everyone on this site is an idiot!!! One of the greatest family movies I've ever seen!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 25, 2005
    10
    Thanks for a great time, watching someone "learn" how to have a great time with kids.
  3. 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,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
  4. 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 thisGreat 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
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    5
    The actors were bad,the story stupid.The movie was not even a little bit funny.The only reason i gave a score that high is of Vin Diesel.IfThe actors were bad,the story stupid.The movie was not even a little bit funny.The only reason i gave a score that high is of Vin Diesel.If you have something else to watch then watch it because you are going to loose the time you have with this movie. Expand
  6. 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 timesChildish 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
  7. CJO.
    May 8, 2006
    2
    This excuse for a cute family movie is your classic piece-of-junk movie unfitting of...Vin Diesel??? I'M basically a kid and I found This excuse for a cute family movie is your classic piece-of-junk movie unfitting of...Vin Diesel??? I'M basically a kid and I found this movie atrocious Expand

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