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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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Diesel's a guy who orders everything with extra cheese. Especially his dialogue.
Mark Hughes
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.
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.
Read More | 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
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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
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
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
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
September 13, 2013
I'm not sure that Riddick is an effective argument in favor of continuing Riddick's solo adventures, but it's a more fitting conclusion to his chronicles than the previous movie.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 13, 2013
Once again, the film is so over-serious that it's faintly ridiculous, but it's packed with nerve-jangling moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Stamp
September 12, 2013
Riddick justifies its existence purely through a good sense of violent fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
September 12, 2013
"Riddick" is a big step up from "Chronicles," with Twohy abandoning the failed epic scope of that movie and somewhat recapturing what made "Pitch Black" the cult hit it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2013
The film regains its footing in a pretty terrifically-executed, if generic, final sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
September 12, 2013
Vin Diesel is hot again thanks to "Fast and Furious 6" and has the physique and force of personality necessary to carry this action film
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 10, 2013
This sequel is less like a video game than the grandiosely titled Chronicles, offering a gritty, boy's own adventure that is a bit like Outward Bound with no instructors... The film's main appeal lies in the hulking form of Vin Diesel
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
September 10, 2013
an acceptable sci-fi actioner, though after all this time, it ultimately rates as a safe return for the title character, rather than one that really grabs the audience by the throat and goes in for the kill.
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