The Chronicles of Riddick - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Chronicles of Riddick Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 11, 2013
Makes absolutely no sense in its theatrical cut and still feels awfully messy in Twohy's director's cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Very violent, brainless explosion movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There are many plot holes, an inappropriately overly complicated plot, and a lot of pointless aspects that never even bother to make the least bit of sense.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 30, 2009
Vainly attempts to elevate Riddick into a mythological hero in a political-intrigue contest meant to be Dune in an action context, though it's a lot more like Stargate in a crap context. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Twohy gives the film a vehement comic-book energy, and the eye-popping production design by Holger Gross is like Boris Vallejo's Greatest Hits come to life.
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
Riddick is a loner, Dottie, a rebel. He's a simple man, like Pee-Wee Herman, who is not concerned with getting the girl. But, unlike Pee-Wee, poor Riddick doesn't even have a bicycle for companionship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Like the heat on Crematoria, little is fleshed out. But I suppose it really doesn't matter because -- wow, isn't Riddick cool?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It's been a long time since anyone bothered to create a new, big budget cinematic mythos out of scratch, and Twohy has poured a great deal of money into the look of his movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
The plot of THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK could be properly understood only after watching DVD extras.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
Riddick starts the way that all great storytelling should: with a voiceover by an old British woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 2, 2004
Just because you want to create a universe doesn't mean you'll be able to present it well, and The Chronicles of Riddick is a case in point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
The immense sets look matte-drawn, reminiscent of the decades-old 'This Island Earth.'
Full Review| Original Score: D+
Nev Pierce
August 31, 2004
Diesel is an imposing screen presence even when growling risible dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
August 28, 2004
Overblown, badly written, poorly edited and just downright boring, this is, in a word, Riddickulous. Good special effects, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
August 28, 2004
It's no Battlefield Earth, but it's no Dune either. And, no, before you ask, it's not destined to be a cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
August 22, 2004
This is deluded filmmaking at best, an idea taken too far, too fast.
| Original Score: 36/100
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
August 21, 2004
Space opera, a prison breakout, spectral zealots and an anarchist anti-hero - dumb, maybe, but this film has enough in it to make you see the light.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
All the stunning visuals in the world can't raise Chronicles above the level of a ridiculous Rambo-in-space flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Unwieldy porridge of effects and idiocy.
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