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: September 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 57% 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

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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

[Riddick] feels like a B-grade project made up of impressive CGI creatures, an overly CGI'd planet, and a script of clunky one-liners.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Don't waste your time on this one.

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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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Mike McCahill
Metro (UK)

As a character, Riddick is no more than a rumble in [Vin] Diesel's throat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So 'Pitch Black' was a sleeper hit which meant it was inevitable that a sequel would come along, unfortunately Hollywood never learns and they messed… More
Everett Johnson
First things first, I really liked "Pitch Black", but hated "Chronicles of Riddick". "Black" was a fantastic, original sci-fi… More
JY Skacto
<i>The Chronicles of Riddick</i>, by David Twohy, goes full blown sci-fi with its Riddick character.<p>The story is a continuation 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
Jens S.
The definition of "nothing to write home about": pretending way too much to be cool while being entirely predictable and set in a really fake… More
Stuart Brooks
Pretty damn awful to be honest