The Chronicles of Riddick Reviews

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Top Critic
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.
August 31, 2004
Diesel is an imposing screen presence even when growling risible dialogue.
Top Critic
June 19, 2004
June 17, 2004
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.
June 15, 2004
A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles.
June 14, 2004
The Chronicles Of Riddick is never dull, but it's far, far, far too pretentious.
June 12, 2004
I enjoyed it immensely, but not because it was any damn good.
June 11, 2004
The muddy, convoluted story revolves around the star's cool-guy poses and one-liners.
June 11, 2004
The Chronicles of Riddick doesn't hark back merely to the classic horror or science fiction canon but to nearly every single cinematic genre in the book, from westerns to film noir to sword-and-sandal epics.
June 11, 2004
Diesel makes a fine action star, and some of the fight scenes are cool, but resistance is recommended.
June 11, 2004
An inane film rendered sometimes laughable by an atmosphere of dead-serious reverence.
June 11, 2004
A messy, messianic slasher/blaster in the Matrix Half-Loaded tradition, all nonsense plot and baroque costumes, sets and special effects.
June 11, 2004
A static-filled space opera that is less thrill-a-minute than thrill-an-hour.
June 11, 2004
Writer-director David Twohy has a much bigger budget than he did for Pitch Black, but he makes the all-too-common mistake of believing money can substitute for imagination.
June 11, 2004
Despite a few goofily entertaining moments that are so over the top they are instant camp, the movie suggests that the hero's name derives from 'ridiculous.'
June 11, 2004
There's nothing here you haven't seen before, especially if you own a PlayStation.
June 11, 2004
Sprawling and ponderous.
June 11, 2004
Hyper-assaultive.
June 11, 2004
Aside from its dark vision and operatic flourishes, Chronicles of Riddick doesn't have much else going for it.
June 11, 2004
A big, cheesy sci-fi flick tailor-made for a young male audience looking for things that go boom.
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