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Pitch Black Reviews

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November 27, 2017
One of the best films of the year.
February 5, 2014
Pitch Black is such a stinker that it makes Twohy's previous sci-fi thriller, The Arrival, look halfway decent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 11, 2013
A solid creature feature, but not at all a revelatory one.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 13, 2013
Original Riddick pic is violent, with teamwork rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2011
contains unpredictable nuances that make for thrilling amusement
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2009
...your typical run-for-your-life-the-monsters-are-coming science fiction adventure that requires one to park his brain at the front door of the theater before entering.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
One of the better sci-fi movies to come around in a very long time.
March 31, 2009
A fairly efficient science fiction monster film, somewhat in the mold of an old 1950s B-movie.
July 14, 2007
If only there had been as much time spent on creating believable aliens as there obviously was on the landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2006
Under the circumstances it's not really fair to blame the actors, whose amateurishness seems appropriate to the material (although Diesel's stolid machismo is so over-the-top as to be pretty laughable).
Full Review | Original Score: F
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.
May 26, 2006
Manages to surprise and delight, thanks to its small-scale attitude.
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
June 26, 2005
PITCH BLACK deserves to be recommended as a solid piece of genre entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 9, 2005
The derivativeness of the script keeps any tensions from building into any kind of scariness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 4, 2004
Lackluster both as science-fiction and horror.
| Original Score: C
June 2, 2004
One of the best of the sci-fi spectacles cut from the Alien cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 15, 2004
A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror.
| Original Score: 8/10
August 1, 2003
The action scenes are good, if sparse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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