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Pitch Black Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A step backward from The Arrival.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
January 10, 2003
Pitch Black is action science-fiction that barely qualifies as action and not at all as either science or fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Was everyone so gung-ho on making a stylish sci-fi flick that it never occurred to anyone how nonsensical and even amoral the whole thing was?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
It is easy to root for the aliens to possibly, against all odds for such formulaic films, pick off all the survivors of the spacecraft.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
A noisy, nightmarish waste of time and money, the producers' and yours.
April 9, 2005
The derivativeness of the script keeps any tensions from building into any kind of scariness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
Pitch Black is one of those annoyingly noisy outer-space thrillers where you can't figure out the characters' names at first, and when you finally do, they are either dead or you hate them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
We've seen this movie before.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Dumb, direct and derivative.
January 1, 2000
Neither scary nor exciting nor much of anything, save eyestrain.
January 1, 2000
[The actors] are graduates of the Arnold Schwarzenegger School of Emoting.
January 1, 2000
Made to please those who can't get enough rote, cheesy sci-fi, Pitch Black promises to make us long for the glory days of Species 2 and Deepstar Six.
January 1, 2000
There's lots of promise for this Twohy guy, assuming he gets hold of a more audacious story (maybe not his) next time around.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
January 1, 2000
To say the movie could have been great is most accurate; unfortunately, neither the characters nor the story have anywhere to go once the nightfall has settled in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The dialogue and performances are flat when not laughably bad.
May 20, 2003
By no means an excellent movie, or even a reasonably good one, but it is much better than most of its sic-fi brethren today.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2002
[A] derivative, plot-hole ridden sci-fi flick, redeemed only by the blazing star-in-the-making quality of Vin Diesel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2004
Lackluster both as science-fiction and horror.
| Original Score: C
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