Pitch Black - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pitch Black Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 11, 2013
A solid creature feature, but not at all a revelatory one.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 13, 2013
Original Riddick pic is violent, with teamwork rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 11, 2011
contains unpredictable nuances that make for thrilling amusement
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the better sci-fi movies to come around in a very long time.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
March 31, 2009
A fairly efficient science fiction monster film, somewhat in the mold of an old 1950s B-movie.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A smart, suspenseful sci-fi movie from director Twohy, whose underrated 1996 film, The Arrival, also brought visual imagination and intelligence to the genre.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Manages to surprise and delight, thanks to its small-scale attitude.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Hey man, it's February. You've already picked through all the leftover Oscar-bait you can take, so it's no time to be picky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
PITCH BLACK deserves to be recommended as a solid piece of genre entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 2, 2004
One of the best of the sci-fi spectacles cut from the Alien cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 15, 2004
A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror.
| Original Score: 8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
The action scenes are good, if sparse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com
July 16, 2003
Some hard-core science-fiction fans might nit-pick over details in Pitch Black, but for the average moviegoer looking to be entertained, this roller-coaster of a film should not be missed.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
At least as much as The Blair Witch Project before it, Pitch Black shows us how disconcerting total darkness can be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Daniel Etherington
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
Features some lovingly crafted effects -- notably director of photography David Eggby's bleached colour palette -- and some vivid characterisation.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Against all odds, Pitch Black hit me in the right places, and I believe that those who are lucky enough to give it a chance won't forget it either for at least one reason...VIN DIESEL.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
[It] may be another Alien rip-off, but it's a rip-off with class, style and a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
It may not be original, but it is smart. More importantly, it's scary.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
With a witty script and a cool sense of building dread, Pitch Black is a surprisingly entertaining sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
Pitch Black is relentless in its integrity; it's lean and mean and it doesn't waste time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A cut-above the B-movie fare which pollutes the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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