Riddick

Riddick

Riddick

The third chapter of the sci-fi thriller saga, beginning with Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Writer/director David Twohy returns, as does star Vin Diesel as the badass Riddick - escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. Marooned on a seemingly vacant, sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself fighting for survival against lethal alien predators.

The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of violent mercenaries who won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy. The second ship is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With these two unlikely forces reluctantly banding together, the odds seem in their favour – that is, until the hunted becomes the hunter…

2013Rating: R16, Violence, sexual references and offensive language118 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction

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Riddick / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

With Riddick, Vin Diesel & David Twohy have taken their character ‘back to his roots’, which means casting aside the mythology that polluted Chronicles, and making something a lot closer to his first go-round, Pitch Black.

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Variety

Variety

An improbable but very enjoyable sequel that recaptures much of the stripped-down intensity of Diesel and director David Twohy’s franchise starter "Pitch Black."

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Total Film

Total Film

Too stodgy for B-movie suspense, too silly to shock, too sexist to stomach, Diesel’s return misfires.

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Time Out

Time Out

Watching this see-in-the-dark muscleman brooding against gorgeous otherworldly vistas, all while crafting pointy homemade weapons and befriending a scene-stealing CGI canine (no joke), is a sci-fi aficionado's delight.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The results are by turns boring and bizarre, although Diesel still has some presence.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Faithful to the template if not the spirit of previous installments, this flabby second sequel barely manages to advance Riddick’s considerable personal mythology.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Overlong and often overcooked, this is nevertheless a relative return to form for Diesel as the fiendish Furyan.

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