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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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By James Berardinelli
Riddick isn't perfect but it's a good high-octane sci-fi tinged action/thriller.
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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 overlong two-hour running time.
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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 starter "Pitch Black."
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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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Riddick is a fractured skeleton of a script, with each distinct installment scratching its own itch.
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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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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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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 cheering for the movie to kill off its personality, one throat slash at a time.
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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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49 out of 100
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