The Pacifier

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy.

PG 2005 90 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 7+

A touching personal growth film

My kids are 5 and 7, they enjoyed the movie, however my wife and I were cracking up at the movie. SPOILERS> kids loved the ninjas and the silly fights. They were stunned at the fight scenes, and laughed at the comedies. This is enjoyable for the whole family, we did preface the movie with describing military life and special mission of rescue and protection.

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age 8+

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