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Riddick Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
B-level sci-fi doesn't have to be this tedious or banal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
Seems like a side adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Diesel's a guy who orders everything with extra cheese. Especially his dialogue.
Mark Hughes
Forbes
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.
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
Maybe the return of Xander Cage will be better.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
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.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
The third installment in Vin Diesel's adventures as über-badass, glowing contacts-wearing murderer Riddick begins like the original Pitch Black, then turns into something like a low-grade slasher movie with tedious Chronicles Of Riddick-like dialogue.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 18, 2013
Twohy gets back to basics, returning the character to his B-movie roots in a stripped-down tale of competition and survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 16, 2013
Put simply, it's not a great film but it's still watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
September 16, 2013
David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ...
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
September 15, 2013
An economical and solidly entertaining film that recaptures everything that made Pitch Black such a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
September 15, 2013
Riddick brings the character back to what people enjoyed about Pitch Black; Twohy's Diesel idolatry aside there's entertaining sci-fi action thrills to be had, once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 14, 2013
"Riddick" a Bit of B-Movie Heaven
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 14, 2013
A step up from the 2004 slumber party The Chronicles of Riddick but still a few rungs down the ladder from 2000's pitch-perfect Pitch Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 13, 2013
It isn't a string of polished sci-fi pearls, but it does deliver pretty much what fans expect: action, creatures, effects, dry humor, and a grown-up mix of skin, blood and language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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