cast & crew
$ 98 Million
See Where to Watch
In an era of high falutin tentpole sci fi, theres something to be said for a filmmaker still devoted to crafting plain old genre pleasures.
At exactly the 30 minute mark, Twohy, a reliably surefooted storyteller, executes a complete change in perspective.
Still, by aiming more for suspense than bombast, the modest intentions of this threequel make its failures appear more modest as well.
Riddick is better than I expected, and it does provide a decent amount of fun for fans of the genre.
(Riddick even manages to domesticate one, which becomes a surprisingly endearing companion.)
Riddick is not a great movie by any stretch.Some characters make ridiculous decisions because the plot demands it, and the films ending is undeniably ..
We Got This Covered
There are, lets face it, worse ways to wile away a movie than observing Vin Diesels often mad seeming methods. (
Watching this see in the dark muscleman brooding against gorgeous otherworldly vistas, all while crafting pointy homemade weapons and befriending a sc ..
Its flavourless: the aliens are unscary and easily despatched, Vins too silent to be interesting, and the other characters are either dull or offensiv ..
At first its serviceable space lizard fare, with Diesel doing his usual camp, gruff and buff, bump and grind routine to generic ends.
The idea is that the legendary character of Riddick or, to put it another way, the mostly forgotten and dull character of Riddick has been left for de ..
Until it finally devolves into a halfhearted rehash of Pitch Black, the remainder of the action is staged like a wannabe slasher film, with Riddick as ..
The story moves quickly along, and even when the outcome is plain, the journey remains entertaining.
The violence and the monsters and the big guns all add up to something of an moodily enjoyable adult fantasy romp, and though a little static in the c ..
Perhaps most importantly, Riddick doesnt skimp on the blood and guts in an effort to broaden its audience.
Its been a long time since the last Riddick movie, so many teens may not be familiar with the franchise, but you dont have to have seen the previous m ..
Regardless, Riddick has little time or goodwill to waste if the franchise is to manage a satisfying, coherent conclusion.
Its been nine long years, but the third installment in this sci fi film franchise (after 2000s Pitch Black and 2004s The Chronicles of Riddick, but no ..
The anti hero Riddick, subject of three movies, an animated short, and numerous video games, is probably best suited to animated shorts and video game ..
E Film Critic
Offers predictable popcorn flick fun amidst all the CGI and brutish behavior.
But theyve also done it before, and worse, and for all its flaws, Riddick is lurid and ludicrous enough to make you curious about what Twohy and Diese ..
But in the search for fun sci fi action and adventure with an interesting script and an ensemble of cool characters, audiences who have been waiting n ..
Diesel, who has a much more lucrative and satisfying franchise going with the Fast & Furious films, gives one of the most soporific action performance ..
Ny Daily News
Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick director/writer David Twohy returns for the sequel, but fresh eyes from Unknown screenwriters Oliver Butcher and ..
In lieu of blockbuster spectacle, Twohy spins wittily choreographed scenes of small scale carnage, most of it initiated by Riddick himself.
The Globe And Mail
But theres nothing special about Riddick, which is no more than a mostly competent but utterly mediocre exercise in outer space mayhem.
One Guys Opinion
There are many vapid interchangeable characters easily mistaken for one another, much cartoonish gore (its what works best), mostly unfunny acerbic wi ..
Riddick isnt perfect but its a good high octane sci fi tinged action/thriller.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dan ..
See our full review: Riddick returns, but the thrill is gone David Twohys latest installment in the sci fi franchise is meat and potatoes genre filmma ..
I will not be giving anything away by saying that the final frames of Riddick blatantly sets us up for More Adventures of Riddick..The fans appeared t ..
Riddicks computer generated pet dingo who has no name o is the best actor of the lot.
There is enough action, and the acting is good enough for a summer action film.
Its nothing we havent seen before as both Riddick and some of the monsters pick off the characters one by one.
Such a movie is Riddick, an alternately kick ass and clumsy piece of sci fi claptrap that puts its empty head down and gets the job done.
Twohy keeps the story twisting, with liaisons and betrayals and lots of shouty banter.
Shadows On The Wall
If Riddick had managed to inject any thrills or pleasure or wit or excitement into what is a pure genre exercise, then its excesses and lapses could b ..
Its B grade cinema made with A level intelligence and imagination skillfully directed, surprisingly well acted and gratifyingly preposterous.
The View London Review out ofstarsRunning time:minsCo written and directed by franchise creator David Twohy, Riddick is the third outing for Vin Diese ..
You may have to punch someone on your way out of the theater just to relieve the manly ache of pent up aggression.
After the commercial and critical epic fail of The Chronicles of Riddick, conventional wisdom had it that Riddick movies had no future as a franchise.
It takes a certain amount of brains to play dumb fun right, and Riddick infrequently shows that spark of self aware wit.
The movies cheap but has a sense of humor, and its smart enough to let Riddick just get back to being a badass.
Sloppy is a kind word, actually, for the ridiculously clumsy dialogue in Riddick, the third and latest installment of the sci fi saga.
With this, his third outing with spacefaring sociopath Riddick, Twohy has decided to simply dispense with all pretense that the modern action blockbus ..
We may compare this behavior to Riddick, who doesnt need to rape.
Will Riddick ever manage to make it back to his home world of Furya.Twohy leaves the door open by films end and fans of Riddick will be more than plea ..
Twohy clearly realized that narrative minimalism suits a character like Riddick best, and the willful simplicity of the films B movie ethos is easily ..
Diesel clearly enjoys playing Riddick and brings a deadpan charisma thats difficult to resist.
The violence is graphic and Riddick shows himself to be invincible.
Susan Grangers review of Riddick (Universal Pictures) Having made his debut in 2000s Pitch Black as an escaped convict from the planet Furya, Vin Dies ..
Ignore the parts that trouble you and there are plenty of nonsensical sci fi moments of idiotic monster bliss to lull you into a B movie stupor.Dont i ..
If you swathe your head in the niqab as well, then your feet and your eyes are almost the only patches of free expression left to you.Two of Wadjdas s ..
More like Riddick ulous, if you ask me.The Chronicles of Riddick, writer/director David Twohys unnecessary 2004 sequel to his 2000 cult hit Pitch Blac ..
The result, Riddick, is not bad, eschewing the bombast and portentousness of Chronicles for a pared down survival story that sees exiled Riddick awake ..
In fact, the less familiar you are with Riddick and Pitch Black, the better you will enjoy this one; it might even seem somewhat refreshing.
The Film Stage
Riddick: Diesel powered cheesy fun From the dusty annals of a science fiction franchise belonging to another age, that of Pitch Black (2000) and The C ..
If this sounds like an insane amount of set up for a movie where Vin Diesel battles space monsters for two hours, it is: Riddick takes its sweet, swee ..
Blogs Indie Wire
Forbidding, sun scorched, deadly. But enough about Vin Diesels pectorals. Come back. We got more . . .
Diesels wooden acting is part of his appeal at this point, and Riddick remains monosyllabic and grumpy.
Las Vegas Weekly
Twohy is trying to do something with his original character. Its just not clear what that something is anymore. Maybe its time this franchise fades to ..
Its been nearly a decade since their last Riddick film, the ambitious but ill received Chronicles of Riddick: long enough for studios and audiences al ..
As violent, macho fantasies go, this one is surprisingly engaging, a throwback to 80s sci fi actioners like Predator in its striking visual approach.. ..
Diesel seems to have gradually figured out his strengths over the years...
Twenty minutes could easily have been excised to tighten the pace.But and this is a big but Riddick delivers the bottom line stuff viewers want from t ..
Its a fun film that looks beautiful even if it lacks the big budget spectacle of other more advanced visual effects (which so often fail to achieve ev ..
The filmmakers didnt remember much of it either.And I was going to forget all about this one, too, once it was over.
Mores the pity, because Chronicles of Riddick, with its elementals and fringe religions, its funky spiritualism and its sense of fairy tale hyperbole, ..
Film Freak Central
Pitch Black, the first Riddick flick, is guilty of launching Diesels career.Its a curious accomplishment.
I hoped for a tension filled two hours of action and suspense but had to settle for only the action.
Three Movie Buffs
Not just a pitiful example of churn em out genre cinema, but is also perhaps set to be the most chauvinistic, sexist movie of the year.
Gone is the overly lavish aesthetic and muddled plotting that blighted 2004s The Chronicles of Riddick.
With Riddick weve gotten back to basics with a lean plot, gory action and a relaxed, pulpy sensibility.
If a scene where a man kicks a sword through another mans face appeals as much to you as it did to me, youll find plenty to enjoy.Riddick Movie Times
Surprise surprise, the third installments a bore too, and Diesels terrible performance goes without saying.
Red Eye Chicago
It feels like a B grade project made up of impressive CGI creatures, an overly CGId planet, and a script of clunky one liners.
Reunited with writer director David Twohy for an adventure that seeks to balance the scruffy intimacy of Pitch Black with the mythic sweep of The Chro ..
The scope of this third theatrical episode has reverted back to one of simplicity and solitude.
Downgraded to a dishonest PG 13 rating to compensate for the lofty costs, this tonally very different continuation traded its predecessors horror root ..
Dustin Put Man
This heightened human interaction gives the movie a kick of energy that holds our attention even as things begin to feel faintly ridiculous.Riddicks e ..
Still, as a standalone entry in the actors oeuvre, Riddick is merely routine.Weve seen it all before, and frankly, dont need to see it again.
It doesnt rely, however, on the bells and whistles to carry the story, which is smart.
Killer Movie Reviews
The film regains its footing in a pretty terrifically executed, if generic, final sequence.
The sad part is that this is likely Vin Diesels best work as the Riddick character.
Big Picture Big Sound
Riddick was produced for just $38m and it comes with a smaller cast and shorter action sequences.
The Film Pie
It might be a sequel nobody asked for, but were fortunate Diesel cared enough anyway to produce such an uncompromising labor of hot geeky love.
Every moment of the new Riddick is a glowering contest of wills, punctuated by ultra aggressive he man gruntiness.Sometimes Riddick is fighting the en ..
Riddick Synopsis Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000s hit sci fi film Pitch Black and 2004s The Chronicles of ..
A few decent scenes cant salvage what appears to be nothing more than a money grab.
I just wish it was more consistent throughout.Theres a pretty damn good piece of entertainment buried in Riddick if youre willing to dig through the b ..
Low expectations can go a long way in curbing disappointment, but its a mindset that rarely yields long term positive results.
Should it be a straightforward horror thriller like the first Riddick movie, 2000s Pitch Black
If youre willing to accept Riddick for what it is, a three star movie, you will find that it is in fact a four star three star movie.
Itll be easy for many to forgive these flaws because Riddick lacks the soulless, mechanised groan of the previous film, but even stripping away the ex ..
Riddick is a movie with plenty of issues, but Vin Diesels gigantic screen presence makes them seem relatively insignificant.
The Shiz Nit
Twohy mines the character for laughs and tension a scene with an explosive lock is a hold your breath standout and at its very best the vibe calls to ..
If the plots somewhat reminiscent of the original film and its influences, not least James Camerons Aliens, it is at least a flick that makes good use ..
The Ooh Tray
After the promising Dredds box office bellyflop, we could have done with a properly bad ass action franchise but this dull, ugly and nonsensical game ..
Stripped down survivalist sci fi showcases Vin Diesels laconic anti hero, retina scorching planetary vistas and fearsome creature designs.
The picture definitely doesnt justify another sequel, but who knows.
Pitch Black director David Twohy is at the helm and hes savvy enough to revert to formula: a fearsomely inhospitable planet, hordes of ferocious monst ..
As a creature feature, Riddick isnt half bad, though its far from truly good.
From there, Riddick lets us know that it will be making a course correction after its awful mess of a predecessor.
Scifi Movie Page
A step up from the 2004 slumber party The Chronicles of Riddick but still a few rungs down the ladder from 2000s pitch perfect Pitch Black.
To its credit, Riddick never takes itself too seriously, but it doesnt quite delve into full fledged camp mode. Instead it is a film that sort of stra ..
An economical and solidly entertaining film that recaptures everything that made Pitch Black such a cult favorite.
Not that it was expected to be a sci fi masterpiece, but after an absence of nine years, you would expect a result a little better than retreading old ..
Its not high art, but there is a certain popcorn level of enjoyment to be had here.
Fat Guys At The Movies
But in a summer of bloated, largely complicated blockbusters with very little interesting to say, Riddick knows what it is and what it wants to achiev ..
After the overblown Chronicles Of Riddick crashed at the box office nine years ago, this fledgling franchise was deader than Monty Pythons parrot.
With a standard Action Film 101 script and some impressive visual effects, Riddick is everything you think it is.
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 ..
Hes spent the bulk of his career hiding in franchises, hypermasculinizing himself. We can live with this. But this new movie makes you wonder whether ..
It is very possible that he thought we would be too awestruck by the breathtaking photography and overall palette of the film.While the film is certai ..
Reel Talk Online
Riddick may look like a sci fi flick, talk like a tough guy actioner, and walk like a late summer, low budget CGI blockbuster, but its a prison film.
But this is a slow, unexciting thriller lacking the edge of the seat suspense of Pitch Black.
The opening of the film where a battered Riddick has to patch himself up and survive wave after wave of alien hostility with only the occasional wry l ..
Graffiti With Punctuation
Riddick is back.The convicted murderer from Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick is getting a third chance at machismo on display, and its a medi ..
However, for the time that its onscreen, its diverting enough to merit a watch.
Unsurprisingly its not perfect, throwing up a welter of secondary characters weve seen a hundred times before (Dahl is basically Aliens Vasquez with a ..
Unlike The Green Lantern, for example, it doesnt feel like the actors are standing on a platform with CG elements placed around them.
A hybrid of D&D adventuring, ;Pitch Black style close quarters mayhem, and a dash of Heavy Metal for spice.
The clear talent in this cast is Diesel and Sackhoff, but while Vin gets his star due I felt that Sackhoff was underused. The problems in Riddick neve ..
As proof, I submit his latest action epic Riddick, a sequel that only a star with major clout could get made.
Pitch Black still represents the high point of the series, but Riddick is an entertaining and efficient sci fi flick.
Hey U Guys
None of those effects are terribly exciting, however, if Diesel doesnt execute here, and he does.
Abc News Go
What you have to remember, however, is that just like with Chronicles, when Riddick is being Riddick the movie delivers.Also, this is way better than ..
Riddick is just a total blast and undoubtedly the sequel Chronicles of Riddick should have been; long time fans of this series will go home happy
Riddick is the sort of true B movie that ends up looking crummy because our A movie landscape is full of films using B movie conventions; when we see ..
Bad Ass Digest
Even 80 minutes of this hokey macho hogwash would have been too much.Shoulda stuck with the monsters.
Ear Of Newt
Hes an action hero for people who dont especially want an action hero.Its been nine years since The Chronicles of Riddick, and in the meantime the adv ..
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.
Operating like a sci fi Robinson Crusoe, Riddicks ability to see in the dark comes in handy as a series of alien creatures attempt to eat or kill the ..
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 ..
While this third chapter borrows a little too liberally from Pitch Black to surprise in the same way, its a step up from The Chronicles Of Riddick.
It would be better still if Twohy had made any of the mercenaries worth caring about.
Riddick! Because one name says it all and not nearly enough all at the same time! Riddick! Because Riddikulous has too many syllables.
With Riddick, Twohy and Diesel have mostly abandoned the epic mythologizing of Chronicles and returned to the bare bones brutality and R rated sensibi ..
Blogs Houston Press
All published materials contained herein are owned by their respective authors and cannot be reprinted, either in their entirety or in selection, with ..
Cinema Phile 2010 Blog Spo ..
If the last few months have left you jaded and spent, then Riddick will do wonders for your exhausted spirit. We needed popcorn this tasty to show up ..
In this film, Riddick appears more invincible than ever.Rather than thwart the many attempts on his life he simply survives most of them, emerging sev ..
Riddick is the worst movie of the year, and this is the year The Lone Ranger was released.
Its Twohy and Diesel having fun and when its great through fun dialogue or a great kill it builds a lot of mileage for the lesser moments.
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.
The plot of the latest Riddick is simple enough, with overtones of a vintage Western transplanted a few centuries into the future and several light ye ..
Riddick is a routine, testosterone driven action movie, the type that is released this time of year to fill multiplex screens while the studios gear u ..
I understand why, of course: that third act is a virtual copy of Pitch Black, the Riddick movie that those of us who know there is more than one Riddi ..
Im not sure that Riddick is an effective argument in favor of continuing Riddicks solo adventures, but its a more fitting conclusion to his chronicles ..
Television Without Pity
Sweaty, swaggering, sci fi / action / horror with a bad attitude and a dirty mouth. I liked it.
Wisely takes things back down a notch, returning to Pitch Blacks simple formula of scary creatures, scarier humans, and a barren planet
In all fairness, Riddick is not the first clumsy film franchise to not recognize how it overstayed its welcome and it wont be the last neither.
A derivative disappointment thats more of an uninspired remake than a groundbreaking sequel.
The production is fantastic and the off world Riddick (Vin Diesel) wakes up on is foreign and clearly not suited to humans.Ill ride it like I stole it ..
Las Vegas Informer
Whats so bizarre is that feels such loyalty toward a character who isnt very likeable, not to mention a world comprised of run of the mill science fic ..
RIDDICK is a fun, old school, nerdy , R Rated, Sci Fi action film that succeeds at being an entertaining and well crafted B movie.
Film Geek Central
All hail Riddick, killer of everything that moves poorly drawn cartoon or not sayer of smooth, t shirt worthy bravado and romancer of lesbian Starbuck ..
See Where to Watch
Data Card Plans
By City / Town
Compare Mobile Plans
Search Datacard Plans
Search Tablet Plans
Compare Talktime Offers
What is komparify
How To Use
All USSD Codes
All SMS Codes
Data API and Plan API
Recharge API and SDK