Riddick: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Wanted criminal Riddick (Vin Diesel) confronts two teams of mercenaries.

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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's fun! Extremely violent, cleverly managed fun, full of eviscerating aliens.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Riddick isn't perfect but it's a good high-octane sci-fi tinged action/thriller.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
It’s nothing new for sure, but writer/director David Twohy...throws in enough entertaining touches to maintain interest — despite an...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
An improbable but very enjoyable sequel that recaptures much of the stripped-down intensity of Diesel and director David Twohy’s franchise...
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67

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Riddick, as a character, is best when he's alone, fighting against insurmountable odds, with narratives that serve his singular nastiness.
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64

Film.com

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Riddick is a fractured skeleton of a script, with each distinct installment scratching its own itch.
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60

Empire

By Chris Hewitt
Overlong and often overcooked, this is nevertheless a relative return to form for Diesel as the fiendish Furyan.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Keith 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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30

Village Voice

By Amy 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...
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25

USA Today

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

By MedRed
Riddick is mildly entertaining, but didn't live up to my expectations. Pitch Black built a cult following on the back of a pretty awesome "hero" despite being a so-so movie. The Chronicles of...

BOOM!!!

By DragnNinja
I LOVE when a much anticipated sequel delivers more than expected. Riddick is a raw beast, Bear Grylls on steroids x 10 at best. Anyone expecting to see Riddick flop around as a lazy civilized Necro...

Disappointing attempt of Pitch Black rehash - go only if you really have to

By mairire
While Pitch Black had been largely underestimated gem of dark sci-fi action and hidden deeper undercurrents and Chronicles took it to the whole other level of epic sci-fi fantasy, both of them relied...

Fair

By vhansen47
Not as good as the prior offerings in my opinion. Often too dark to see any details. Story line pretty weak. Lots of monster killing, but very little acting. Main objection was the Imax sound - WAY...

Riddick's Back with a Vengeance!!

By FabAnt2010
Have to say that at first I wasn't sure if it was a completely different story line or a pick up from the previous "Riddick" Franchise.. Despite some of the graphics lacking, the overall enjoying was...

Highly Misleading Trailer, Very Disappointing

By rnklein
Loved Pitch Black. Chronicles was ok. This one was tough to sit through. I was excited to see it, but about 45 mins in I was checking my watch every 15 mins or so waiting for it to finally be over....

Riddick

By s2huang
Riddick is okay. At least its more entertaining than other movies that are playing. I wish it can use some other smarter tricks when he was fighting against Johns and other people....

Do not see in 3D or IMAX!

By Nightscream452
This is by no means a great movie, but if your a Vin Desiel or Pitch Black fan, your going to see this movie regardless. That didn't mean I didn't enjoy the movie, I did. The story definitely went...

Classic Riddick

By bruucewayne
This was a good movie. It reminded me of the first one which I really liked. I'm hoping this is not the last of the series. Riddick 4?...

Loved it!

By vbirtha
Despite the so-so reviews, I went to see it. Lots of gore, kept me on the edge of my seat. Again, despite the fact that one reviewer said there was no plot, there was. You c ould see that they...

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Rated R | For Strong Violence, Some Sexual Content/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Riddick returns in violent sequel with more sex content.
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