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THE PACIFIER

"Navy SEAL Saves the Day"

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THE PACIFIER is a satisfying family movie in the tradition of HOME ALONE. Navy SEAL Shane Wolf, played by Vin Diesel, is then sent to protect a murdered CIA agent’s five children. Shane and the children have difficulty relating to each other at first, but when ninja spies break into their house to steal the dad’s secret project, everyone starts to work together. Shane teaches the kids discipline, they gain better self-esteem, and Shane begins to see some depth and importance in his life.

The comedy in THE PACIFIER is built around booby traps and practical jokes – those and the gadgets in the movie will make some imaginations spin. There is violence, but it is never scary. It resembles cartoons more than any of Vin Diesel’s action movies. Still, some younger children might find it scary when the evil spies hold Shane and some family members at gunpoint. Good and bad are clearly differentiated in THE PACIFIER, and the Navy SEAL is the good guy. There is a little crude comedy and some very light foul language, but mostly, THE PACIFIER is entertaining, exciting and has a warm ending that children will like.

Content:

(B, PP, ACAC, L, V, N, M) Light moral worldview that values family togetherness and discipline, with a strong patriotic view of the U.S. Armed Forces and strong anti-Communist elements regarding North Korean spies; three light obscenities and four light profanities, plus crude scenes include man wades into sewage, diaper jokes and baby vomits; cartoon-style violence includes boat explosion, ninjas break into house and engage in hand-to-hand combat, family is held at gunpoint by spies, Girl Scouts defend themselves with karate, spies kidnap kids but they escape, car drives through wall, man hit with fire extinguisher, woman falls because of practical joke, whale harpooned; no sex; upper male nudity in shower and infant’s rear exposed; and, North Korean spies infiltrate United States military but are caught and defeated, and a child wears a Nazi armband, but he is revealed to be a cast member of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

More Detail:

THE PACIFIER is a satisfying family movie in the tradition of HOME ALONE.

Navy SEAL Shane Wolf, played by Vin Diesel, has a mission go awry and is then sent to protect a murdered CIA agent’s five children. Shane and the children have difficulty relating to each other at first, but when ninja spies break into their house to steal the dad’s secret project, everyone starts to work together. Shane teaches the kids discipline, they gain better self-esteem, and Shane begins to see some depth and importance in his life.

The comedy in THE PACIFIER is built around booby traps and practical jokes. At first, the children try to trip up Shane, then Shane and the bad guys have to dance and dive their way through a very advanced security system. The tricks and gadgets in the movie will make some children’s imaginations spin. There is violence, but it is never serious or scary. The violence resembles cartoons more than any of Vin Diesel’s action movies. Still, some younger children might find it scary when the evil spies hold Shane and some family members at gunpoint.

Good and bad are clearly differentiated in THE PACIFIER, and the Navy SEAL is the good guy. There is a little crude comedy and some very light foul language, but mostly, THE PACIFIER is entertaining, exciting and has a warm ending that children will like.