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David Twohy

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About the Movie

Vin Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick in the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga. A dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for him to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. With time running out and a deadly storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy. Also starring Katee Sackhoff (TV’s Battlestar Galactica), Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Dave Bautista (WWE).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 162
  • Fresh: 93
  • Rotten: 69
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Riddick, an alternately kick-ass and clumsy piece of sci-fi claptrap that puts its empty head down and gets the job done. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sep 6, 2013

Fresh: David Twohy's film is scarcely original, but the sheer survivalist grind of our hero, against comical odds, becomes appealingly mad ... – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sep 16, 2013

Rotten: The movie's cheap but has a sense of humor, and it's smart enough to let Riddick just get back to being a badass. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Sep 6, 2013

Fresh: The movie jogs along nicely without ever getting a case of the stupids; far from being a bloated "John Carter," it's just a pared-down yarn of survival: "Die Hard" on a planet. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Sep 6, 2013

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Customer Reviews

If you liked the first 2 Riddick movies, you'll like this one.

The Riddick franchise is one of my favorite semi-guilty pleasures, so I may be a little generous with my rating. There were a lot of things that I didn't particularly like about this movie (there were some pretty gnarly gore scenes--even more graphic than the unrated version of Pitch Black; I really got turned off by how some of the really inappropriate comments leveled at the lesbian character were handled; plot-wise, it's basically a combination of the first two movies; too many unanswered questions; oh, and not nearly enough Vaako), but overall I actually really enjoyed it. I think it's mostly just because I like the character of Riddick, and I feel like there's still story to be told. Hopefully, someday, they'll actually get to that point before Vin Diesel is too old to continue portraying Riddick.


I have enjoyed Vin Desiel's work and bought this early because I was looking for his character overcomming again. I was stressed to no end with the idiot screen writers insertion of the F bomb and etc. in nearly ever scene. The plot and Vin needs no crap added to make it better. If you can ignore the screen writers crap you will enjoy the movie.


I have loved the Riddick movies, even when the screen writing was not the best.