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Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

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"He's spent the bulk of his career hiding in franchises, hypermasculinizing himself. We can live with this. But this new movie makes you wonder whether Diesel can."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Riddick, an alternately kick-ass and clumsy piece of sci-fi claptrap that puts its empty head down and gets the job done."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"If you are a fan of sci-fi, of horror, and/or of the mix of the two genres, you should find plenty to enjoy here and I recommend the film to you."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Too Riddick-ulous to recommend, although a few of the more outlandish effects are a hoot (gorehounds will dig what the captive Riddick does with that machete)."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The third installment in Vin Diesel's adventures as über-badass, glowing contacts-wearing murderer Riddick begins like the original Pitch Black, then turns into something like a low-grade slasher movie with tedious Chronicles Of Riddick-like dialogue."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
"David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Fans of lean, mean, testosterone-steeped sci-fi action are likely to find Riddick kind of a blast, however -- even though it offers few surprises."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"Maybe the return of Xander Cage will be better."
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"Riddick turns out to be one of the most pleasantly surprising multiplex films so far this year...bizarre as it sounds, the film essentially shapes up as a quality chamber piece set in the dusty wastes of an alien planet."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Twohy gets back to basics, returning the character to his B-movie roots in a stripped-down tale of competition and survival."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A vibrant stylistic mishmash that works brilliantly in chunks but is ultimately too scattered to sustain any cohesion."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"The movie's cheap but has a sense of humor, and it's smart enough to let Riddick just get back to being a badass."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"A general scuzziness and dinginess starts to creep over the picture like a mold ... soon, it's hard to get your heart-rate up over whether or not the coming wave of scorpo-aliens kill these scowling, sneering bags of man-meat."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"This is the real sequel to 'Pitch Black,' although it took about nine years for star Vin Diesel to accomplish it. The stories of Richard Riddick need to be R-rated fare, not the PG-13 stuff of 'The Chronicles of Riddick.'"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Put simply, it's not a great film but it's still watchable."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
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