Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment: Beware the Pacifier




Beware the Pacifier

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.The new Dolph Lundgren, Vin Diesel, has adjusted the tragectory of his already declining career into a full blown tailspin. Some reviews of the pacifier:

Halfway through the so-called comedy "The Pacifier," Vin Diesel -- in an ill-conceived effort to save one of his young charges -- jumps into a sewer and becomes covered, head to toe, in human excrement. This scene could be a metaphor for the entire film.


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.

--Washington Post

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.

--The Globe and Mail

If the once red-hot Vin Diesel's overhyped career wasn't finished off by last summer's mega flop "The Chronicles of Riddick," the alleged family comedy The Pacifier ought to do the trick.

--The New York Post