- Critical Dissonance: Though not critically acclaimed, receiving a 21% on Rotten Tomatoes, it performed exceptionally well at the box office, pulling in more than $115 million, more than twice its production cost.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The vice principal/gym teacher finding a swastika in Seth's locker might have just been a misunderstanding, but the scene became a lot more uncomfortable during the sudden surge of neo-nazis during the late 2010s in real life.
- He Really Can Act: This film shows the soft side of Vin Diesel that he is in real life.
- Memetic Mutation: "Why are your boobs so big?" "They're not boobs." note
- Signature Scene: As mentioned above, the "Why are your boobs so big?" scene.
YMMV / The Pacifier