Metacritic Movie Ratings
Riddick Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBruce Ingram

    It’s nothing new for sure, but writer/director David Twohy...throws in enough entertaining touches to maintain interest — despite an overlong two-hour running time.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Riddick isn't perfect but it's a good high-octane sci-fi tinged action/thriller.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    It's fun! Extremely violent, cleverly managed fun, full of eviscerating aliens.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    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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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyKeith Staskiewicz

    At a time when the budgets for sci-fi films are, like the universe itself, expanding at an astronomical rate, Riddick decides to go small.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterJustin Lowe

    Playing it safe with a script that offers Riddick up as a lone avenging hero, Twohy passes on the opportunity to effectively shade the character’s distinctive dimensionality.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village VoiceAmy Nicholson

    The only reason to root for Riddick is that his name is on the ticket stub. But he's so dull and the hunters so weird that we're literally cheering for the movie to kill off its personality, one throat slash at a time.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Move along, there's nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.

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