Riddick Reviews

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February 24, 2021
It is a fun action movie with a recognizable hero and some good action scenes. I would argue that it is the weakest of the trilogy just because the first act is so CG driven and thus uninteresting. However, when it hits its stride it is a lot of fun.
July 8, 2020
As a movie, Riddick is half giddy, pulpy sci-fi that is a total blast; and half a clumsy, overlong mess, full of plot holes and inconsistencies.
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.
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.
July 3, 2018
Violent, strange, and with ever-escalating stakes, this is the definition of a well-crafted B-movie.
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 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.
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.'
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.
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.
September 16, 2013
David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ...
September 15, 2013
An economical and solidly entertaining film that recaptures everything that made Pitch Black such a cult favorite.
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.
September 14, 2013
"Riddick" a Bit of B-Movie Heaven
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.
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.
September 13, 2013
Once again, the film is so over-serious that it's faintly ridiculous, but it's packed with nerve-jangling moments.
September 12, 2013
Riddick justifies its existence purely through a good sense of violent fun.
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