Reviews: Riddick (2013)

riddickReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 2/13/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: The film regains its footing in a pretty terrifically-executed, if generic, final sequence.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: If Forrest Gump were a movie reviewer, he would not characterize the new film “Riddick” as a box of chocolates. After all, you know exactly what you’re gonna get with this movie.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: RIDDICK’s rewards are found in the small surprises that arise whenever Twohy deviates from pattern…
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
    • Excerpt: If the rest of the RIDDICK franchise is as abysmal as the third installment in the series, I’m glad I never made the choice to catch up with the previous two efforts. Maybe there is some benefit of the doubt to be given, as clearly someone enjoyed PITCH BLACK and CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK enough for Vin Diesel to push to make #3… but after suffering through an incredibly lifeless RIDDICK for two hours, I wouldn’t even know where to begin looking for such generosity.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Sci-Fi Movie Page
    • Excerpt: Riddick understands the appeal of its eponymous antihero and embraces his dark, anything-to-survive ways.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
    • Excerpt: Don’t waste your time on this one.
  • Bill Graham @ Go, See, Talk
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Viscerally ferocious, delivering brawny, low-octane Diesel.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Jesse Hassenger @ The L Magazine
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Dispenses with all pretense that the modern action blockbuster is anything other than the confused, terrified power fantasy of a particularly sheltered and emotionally stunted teenaged boy.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Riddick should please longtime fans of the series while also delivering an entertaining sci-fi action experience for casual moviegoers.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Riddick is the type of cheesy schlock you’d expect to see premiering on the Syfy channel, not in nationwide multiplexes where one pays $12 a ticket, but it doesn’t even muster up enough so-bad-it’s-good appeal for Mike and the Bots to heckle on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: As you’re watching this third Riddick installment, you can actually feel the character’s potential being wasted, along with precious minutes of your time.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: RIDDICK is half giddy, pulpy sci-fi fun; half clumsy, inconsistent mess with bizarre sexual politics.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Its effective back to basics approach makes for an enjoyably straightforward sci-fi flick.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Back to Pitch Black…
  • Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
    • Excerpt: Basically, Riddick strays and strains while never serving up a throbbing storyline to justify why the audience wants to reacquaint themselves with the pumped-up planetary bad boy…merely coasting on the roguish reputation of Diesel’s screen alter ego…
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: A completely stripped-down B-movie that reigns in the series from the overblown The Chronicles of Riddick, writer-director David Twohy’s Riddick dials things back to 2000’s Pitch Black.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: For a movie about a fearsome convict on the loose, one that’s the third entry in a series about said convict, and one that’s produced by the actor playing said convict, Riddick is awfully shy about letting its title character show up on screen as much as might be desired.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A mostly competent but utterly mediocre exercise in outer-space mayhem.
  • Phil Villarreal @
    • Excerpt: 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.

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