Riddick Reviews

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September 6, 2017
Don't waste your time on this one.
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.
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 12, 2013
A vibrant stylistic mishmash that works brilliantly in chunks but is ultimately too scattered to sustain any cohesion.
September 9, 2013
The script promptly shoots itself in the equal-ops foot with some repellently ill-judged rapey "humour", promptly undermining any residual goodwill.
September 6, 2013
Riddick, an alternately kick-ass and clumsy piece of sci-fi claptrap that puts its empty head down and gets the job done.
September 6, 2013
Fans of lean, mean, testosterone-steeped sci-fi action are likely to find Riddick kind of a blast, however -- even though it offers few surprises.
September 6, 2013
Director Twohy gets plenty of ferocious mileage out of stranding a weaponless Riddick on an inhospitable planet and then letting the character do what he does best: seek and destroy. And destroy. And destroy.
September 6, 2013
The movie's cheap but has a sense of humor, and it's smart enough to let Riddick just get back to being a badass.
September 6, 2013
Riddick taps into a primal well of audience wish-fulfillment, but over the course of its unrelieved, monotonous length, it does its best to suck that well dry.
September 6, 2013
"Riddick" is better than I expected, and it does provide a decent amount of fun for fans of the genre.
September 6, 2013
Much of the film is over-the-top, but that won't be a surprise to those who saw the previous two installments. Diesel is in fine form, growling his lines and being the most menacing person on screen even when he's in chains.
September 6, 2013
Forbidding, sun-scorched, deadly. But enough about Vin Diesel's pectorals. Come back. We got more . . .
September 6, 2013
Twohy is trying to do something with his original character. It's just not clear what that something is anymore. Maybe it's time this franchise fades to black for good.
September 6, 2013
A modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in "Fast and Furious" pictures. Those movies are bank; "Riddick" is rank.
September 6, 2013
The dark palette and extreme close-ups turn every fight into a muddy blur; the staging, which should feel claustrophobic, is too often set in vast (and unconvincing) landscapes.
September 6, 2013
The movie jogs along nicely without ever getting a case of the stupids; far from being a bloated "John Carter," it's just a pared-down yarn of survival: "Die Hard" on a planet.
September 6, 2013
In lieu of blockbuster spectacle, Twohy spins wittily choreographed scenes of small-scale carnage, most of it initiated by Riddick himself.
September 5, 2013
"Riddick" can be cheesy and silly, not to mention excessively violent, but it's also fun.
September 5, 2013
Move along, there's nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.
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