Riddick
Riddick (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score
58%
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54%



Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not win the franchise many new converts, but this back-to-basics outing brings Riddick fans more of the brooding sci-fi action they've come to expect.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Riddick, an alternately kick-ass and clumsy piece of sci-fi claptrap that puts its empty head down and gets the job done.

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Mark Hughes
Forbes

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.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ...

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Bryan Bishop
The Verge

Maybe the return of Xander Cage will be better.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

A vibrant stylistic mishmash that works brilliantly in chunks but is ultimately too scattered to sustain any cohesion.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
First things first, I really liked "Pitch Black", but hated "Chronicles of Riddick". "Black" was a fantastic, original sci-fi… More
Phil Hubbs
The chronicles of Riddick continue where they left off from in the second film. I'm glad to say the powers that be have decided to get back to the roots of… More
Al S
It's an exhilarating adrenaline-rush. It goes back to the basics of the original, getting back into Riddick's dark and menacing side and just adds to… More
Alex roy
Riddick is a satisfying treat for fans of the original film. Considering that the follow up to Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick was a mediocre movie that… More
Stuart Brooks
Pretty damn awful to be honest
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