The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 11, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As an action movie, Riddick offers some thrills, but as a sequel to Pitch Black, it's a disappointment.

Time Out

The sequel baton pass at the finale is pretty nifty, but it's surely asking too much to think the filmmakers could leave us wanting more. Come to think of it, much, much less would have been best.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The Chronicles Of Riddick is never dull, but it's far, far, far too pretentious.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

I've been patiently waiting for the sequel for years and now this.

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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly

With writer-director David Twohy's mega-budget follow-up to his Pitch Black, what was once a purring engine has become a gas-guzzling, accident-prone Humvee.

Andrew O'Hehir

I enjoyed it immensely, but not because it was any damn good.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Makes absolutely no sense in its theatrical cut and still feels awfully messy in Twohy's director's cut.

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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice

A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The muddy, convoluted story revolves around the star's cool-guy poses and one-liners.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very violent, brainless explosion movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Riddick returns to discover that he is a warrior prophesied to end the brutal reign of a race of religious zealots conducting a crusade against the rest of the… More
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Alex roy
Mediocre follow up to Pitch Black, I was very much let down by this sequel, and I felt it was a tiresome, boring movie that tried way too hard at outdoing the… More
Edward Boxler
Pitch Black was a fun, entertaining sci-fi flick. The Chronicles of Riddick, with its budget ballooned to $105 million, an even more high profile cast, and an… More
Drake Tsui
Whose bright idea was it to put a gritty brawny action hero into some bizarre, convoluted Shakespearean Sci Fi Opera? I seriously can not believe that Pitch… More
KJ Proulx
"The Chronicles of Riddick" takes risks and most of them fail. The first entry in this franchise, "Pitch Black," is boring as well, but at… More