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Riddick Reviews

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Mark Hughes

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.

Full Review Source: Forbes

August 5, 2014
Bryan Bishop
The Verge

Maybe the return of Xander Cage will be better.

Full Review Source: The Verge

January 22, 2014
Wesley Morris
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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.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 6, 2014
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.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

December 27, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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).

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2013

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.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 29, 2013
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.'

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2013

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.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Twohy gets back to basics, returning the character to his B-movie roots in a stripped-down tale of competition and survival.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Put simply, it's not a great film but it's still watchable.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

September 16, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 16, 2013
Travis Hopson

An economical and solidly entertaining film that recaptures everything that made Pitch Black such a cult favorite.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 15, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

Putting the fury back into the Furyan, Riddick recaptures the stripped-back edge of Pitch Black, opting for an R-rated, back-to-basics survivalist romp that suits the character far better.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 4/5

September 15, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Riddick brings the character back to what people enjoyed about Pitch Black; Twohy's Diesel idolatry aside there's entertaining sci-fi action thrills to be had, once.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 15, 2013
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

"Riddick" a Bit of B-Movie Heaven

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

September 14, 2013
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A step up from the 2004 slumber party The Chronicles of Riddick but still a few rungs down the ladder from 2000's pitch-perfect Pitch Black.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

September 14, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

It isn't a string of polished sci-fi pearls, but it does deliver pretty much what fans expect: action, creatures, effects, dry humor, and a grown-up mix of skin, blood and language.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2013
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

I'm not sure that Riddick is an effective argument in favor of continuing Riddick's solo adventures, but it's a more fitting conclusion to his chronicles than the previous movie.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

September 13, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Once again, the film is so over-serious that it's faintly ridiculous, but it's packed with nerve-jangling moments.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 13, 2013
Tony Stamp

Riddick justifies its existence purely through a good sense of violent fun.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2013
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