63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Too often, it simply makes no sense.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Despite being positioned as a mold-breaker, Riddick now blends in with a sizable crowd of reluctant loner cinematic heroes, just as the movie fails to convince that it's going where no movie has gone before.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Chronicles of Riddick is half cheesy, brawny adventure and half … something else. That something else involves a lot of leather, bondage, studded armor and heavy machinery.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like everything in this humorless new genre, "Chronicles" comes with its own snap-together mythology.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is a movie so devoted to metal that it couldn't care less about the flesh it destroys.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Chronicles doesn't pause for much character development, and is in such a hurry that even the fight scenes are abbreviated chop-chop sessions.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Unfortunately, Twohy has tried to turn the Riddick enterprise into a sprawling, Tolkien-powered epic, jamming the screen with too many historical parallels and a confusion of new characters.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An overblown hodgepodge of volcano-baked desertscapes, Egyptoid-gone-baroque architecture, and gladiator-geared storm troopers with goofy headpieces, The Chronicles of Riddick bears no resemblance to the movie that spawned its namesake.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has a riddick-ulous sci-fi plot, overblown and numbing video game-style special effects and a going-through-the-motions lead performance by Vin Diesel.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Just about everything in The Chronicles of Riddick is impenetrable, from the convoluted story to the dark and baroque art direction. It's an inane film rendered sometimes laughable by an atmosphere of dead-serious reverence.
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38 out of 100
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