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Pitch Black

HD   R Closed Captioning

David Twohy

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About the Movie

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light. Pitch Black is the original sci-fi hit that introduced the world to the character of Riddick, the ultimate anti-hero. Take a ride on the pulse-pounding adrenaline rush that USA Today calls "the best excuse to root for the bad guy since Arnold in the original Terminator."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 104
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 45
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [David Twohy] tweaks this formulaic escape-from-hell story with just enough original touches to give it a lift. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Pitch Black is so jaunty, so limber, and so visually self-assured that art peeks through where crap has traditionally made its home. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: A routine sci-fi/horror action-adventure, takes us where we've been countless times before. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Feb 24, 2007

Rotten: Director and co-writer David Twohy has stolen from so many other movies in order to cobble together the paltry Pitch Black. – Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Goes above and beyond

"Pitch Black" is a horror movie that has a brain... as well as the nerve to pull some gutsy moves. Horror movies should be memorable and surprising... "Pitch Black" is both.

A heck of a good genre movie

If you like horror and/or sci fi, Pitch Black delivers on both. It's just a really satisfying movie on a bunch of levels and has a deeper moral thread which subtly runs through the whole and is only paid off at the end...


For a thriller, this is actually pretty good. But the biggest character in this entire movie is Riddick.