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Pitch Black Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 11, 2013
A solid creature feature, but not at all a revelatory one.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 13, 2013
Original Riddick pic is violent, with teamwork rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 11, 2011
contains unpredictable nuances that make for thrilling amusement
Full Review | Original Score: B
Blake French
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the better sci-fi movies to come around in a very long time.
Steve Biodrowski
March 31, 2009
A fairly efficient science fiction monster film, somewhat in the mold of an old 1950s B-movie.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Manages to surprise and delight, thanks to its small-scale attitude.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
PITCH BLACK deserves to be recommended as a solid piece of genre entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The derivativeness of the script keeps any tensions from building into any kind of scariness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 4, 2004
Lackluster both as science-fiction and horror.
| Original Score: C
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 2, 2004
One of the best of the sci-fi spectacles cut from the Alien cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 15, 2004
A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror.
| Original Score: 8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
The action scenes are good, if sparse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
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.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
At least as much as The Blair Witch Project before it, Pitch Black shows us how disconcerting total darkness can be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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