The Chronicles of Riddick - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Chronicles of Riddick Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 3, 2004
Twohy wants Riddick to become a great mythological figure of conflicting goodness and badness, but the character just doesn't have enough weight to sustain all that baggage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 29, 2004
Diesel gives a one-note performance that may be somewhat fitting of his dark and dreary character, but nonetheless grows tiresome rather quickly...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 26, 2004
...as a proletarian concept artist, David Twohy proves that he has both the imagination and the skill to build exciting worlds for his characters to interact in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 24, 2004
Some may call David Twohy's film pretentious; the target market for this boys' own adventure may not actually care. . . But for me, give me a good story any day.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 19, 2004
In throwing out wit and intelligence for mindless action, Twohy ends up with a noisy, chaotic, over-serious mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 16, 2004
A escala grandiosa dos cenários e das batalhas serve apenas para esconder a fragilidade do argumento.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 6, 2004
Should have been called "The Chronicles of Arthritic." The movie is so lame, it needs a cane by the time it lumbers into its final act.
| Original Score: C-
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 3, 2004
I really can't call any of the acting good or bad. It was what it was. Vin Deisel threw around some funny one-liners. Everyone else just kinda hung out.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 24, 2004
The Chronicles of Riddick may not be a fully intentional success. But it travels in uncharted waters, and it's a garish, nutty, virtuoso entertainment just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
June 23, 2004
Riddick's screwed up vision drives the original film, but Chronicles is messier and less compelling,
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 21, 2004
...a turbo-charged, sci-fi action flick with Vin Diesel in kick *** anti-hero form ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
June 20, 2004
In Pitch Black (Vin Diesel) made Riddick his own; in Chronicles, nothing has changed but the budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 20, 2004
The ending leaves open the possibility of a sequel. I don't care one way or another if they make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 19, 2004
How can so much action be, well, boring?
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 19, 2004
Utterly ponderous and as clunky as a crater rock. Twohy forgot to inject his Diesel-fueled narrative with the spunk and drive that made his first installment so palatable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
June 18, 2004
Boasting just enough action and wisecracks for summer movie fare, the overall experience is certainly nothing that anyone need bother to write any chronicles about
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 18, 2004
Vin Diesel, the star as Neanderthal, returns for a sequel to 2000's Pitch Black.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
June 18, 2004
Vin Diesel is perfect as the marquee hero, breathing new life into the muscle-head antihero and looking great in leather chain-links or Necromonger plate-mail
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
[Judi Dench and Vin Diesel] appear in the same movie, and indeed, perform scenes together. Unfortunately, the film is so bad that even this novelty loses its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 18, 2004
Too many silly made-up words like "Underverse" and "Furyan" can really kill a serious atmosphere, and some of the CG stuff shows rough edges.
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