Riddick Reviews

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April 9, 2019
To its credit, "Riddick" never takes itself too seriously, but it doesn't quite delve into full-fledged camp mode. Instead it is a film that sort of straddles the center of the mediocre line.
January 25, 2019
Riddick is one of those movies that, once you watch it, is destined to likely get mixed up in most people's minds with a lot of other movies that are sort of like it. However, for the time that it's onscreen, it's diverting enough to merit a watch.
November 16, 2018
Basically, Riddick strays and strains while never serving up a throbbing storyline to justify why the audience wants to reacquaint themselves with the pumped-up planetary bad boy...get ready for this...utter Riddick-ulousness.
October 27, 2018
The on-going involvement of writer/director David Twohy is evident in the continuity of the story over more than a decade since Riddick's introduction in 2000.
August 23, 2018
Not just a pitiful example of 'churn 'em out' genre cinema, but is also perhaps set to be the most chauvinistic, sexist movie of the year.
July 3, 2018
Violent, strange, and with ever-escalating stakes, this is the definition of a well-crafted B-movie.
September 8, 2017
[Riddick] feels like a B-grade project made up of impressive CGI creatures, an overly CGI'd planet, and a script of clunky one-liners.
September 6, 2017
Don't waste your time on this one.
September 5, 2017
As a character, Riddick is no more than a rumble in [Vin] Diesel's throat.
June 27, 2016
What's disappointing about Riddick is that it never seems to figure out why we would want to follow the main character, outside of his propensity for violence and snark.
April 17, 2016
B-level sci-fi doesn't have to be this tedious or banal.
July 15, 2015
Seems like a side adventure.
April 28, 2015
Diesel's a guy who orders everything with extra cheese. Especially his dialogue.
August 5, 2014
If you are a fan of sci-fi, of horror, and/or of the mix of the two genres, you should find plenty to enjoy here and I recommend the film to you.
January 22, 2014
Maybe the return of Xander Cage will be better.
January 6, 2014
He's spent the bulk of his career hiding in franchises, hypermasculinizing himself. We can live with this. But this new movie makes you wonder whether Diesel can.
December 27, 2013
A general scuzziness and dinginess starts to creep over the picture like a mold ... soon, it's hard to get your heart-rate up over whether or not the coming wave of scorpo-aliens kill these scowling, sneering bags of man-meat.
October 24, 2013
Too Riddick-ulous to recommend, although a few of the more outlandish effects are a hoot (gorehounds will dig what the captive Riddick does with that machete).
September 29, 2013
Riddick turns out to be one of the most pleasantly surprising multiplex films so far this year...bizarre as it sounds, the film essentially shapes up as a quality chamber piece set in the dusty wastes of an alien planet.
September 28, 2013
This is the real sequel to 'Pitch Black,' although it took about nine years for star Vin Diesel to accomplish it. The stories of Richard Riddick need to be R-rated fare, not the PG-13 stuff of 'The Chronicles of Riddick.'
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