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At Theaters: 9/6/2013 On Video: 1/14/2014
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 59 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600173
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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The infamous Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, 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 Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Sci-Fi Action - Like the first two films in the series, this is a sci-fi action adventure starring showcase for Vin Diesel, but the tone is more violent and hard edged like the first film, Pitch Black, so those wanting a more expansive space saga like the second film, The Chronicles of Riddick, may be disappointed, as will fans of Karl Urban, whose return is a tiny cameo. Language, bloody violence, and some sexuality make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Vin Diesel FAST & FURIOUS 6, XXX
Jordi Molla COLOMBIANA, BAD BOYS II
Matt Nable KILLER ELITE
Katee Sackhoff THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA
Karl Urban STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, DREDD
Wri/Dir: David Twohy PITCH BLACK, A PERFECT GETAWAY
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Production Notes Heading
The Last Furyan: RIDDICK is Green-lit
Mercs and Necromongers: Assembling the Cast
Design and Locations: Capturing Riddick's World
Building Fear: Way Stations and Vehicles
Creatures of the Desolate Planet
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 12 S-words; 3 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief full female nudity in a sexual context.
VIOLENCE: Numerous bloody killings of people and creatures.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: Numerous fights, chases, crashes, explosions.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and banter, sometimes suggestive, sometimes dark.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Riddick isn't perfect but it's a good high-octane sci-fi tinged action/thriller.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average 'Riddick' is better than I expected, and it does provide a decent amount of fun for fans of the genre.

Washington Post Full Review
Above Average 'Riddick' can be cheesy and silly, not to mention excessively violent, but it's also fun.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 83 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
11
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
23
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
29
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 83 moviegoers:
TEENS:Somewhat disappointing reviews from the guys, especially considering this is a movie targeted at males. Just over half either enjoyed it very much or loved it. Unfortunately, most of the rest only rated it as an average movie. A few even rated it below average. The two females rated it above average, indicating they enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These are very good, but not great reviews from the guys. About a third loved "Riddick." Half enjoyed it very much rating it above average. Twenty percent of males only rated it average. Two-thirds of the ladies loved "Riddick." A few more rated it above average. Just over 20% rated it average.
ADULTS:Once again, the male reviews of "Riddick" aren't great. Just under a third loved it with another third indicating they enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, a full third only rated it average, which is a bit disappointing but not bad. The female reviews are slightly better, close to half loved it. A quarter rated it above average, which indicates they enjoyed it very much. The last quarter only rated it average.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Fresh off of the staggering worldwide success of his latest entry in the Fast & Furious series, global action superstar and film producer VIN DIESEL returns to his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much-anticipated new chapter of the captivating saga that began with the hit sci-fi movie Pitch Black and the epic The Chronicles of Riddick.

In a dark thriller that reunites him with writer/ director DAVID TWOHY (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive), Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. When last we left the infamous Riddick, he had been crowned Lord Marshal of the Necromongers. Although he has the world at his fingertips -- countless women and limitless power -- this stranger in a strange land is bored and restless. Once the duplicitous Commander Vaako (KARL URBAN of the Star Trek series) reveals that he knows where the elusive Furya, the long-lost planet of Riddick's people, may be found, Riddick's desire to find his home overrides his reservations about Vaako. Alongside a few loyal soldiers, Riddick takes a ship and leaves this life of comfort.

Once the ship lands upon his alleged home world -- a sun-scorched planet that's apparently lifeless -- Riddick is double-crossed and left for dead. Barely mobile, our hero sees that the years of being Lord Marshal have soft ened and dulled him. He soon begins to hone the instincts that are his birthright and fight for survival against predators more lethal than any human he's ever en countered. The only way off this godforsaken rock is per haps more perilous than staying put: He must acti vate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend upon the planet in search of their bounty.

The first vessel to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent than any Riddick's encountered before. Led by the sadistic, machete- wielding Santana (JORDI MOLLA of Colombiana), this crew of marauders is kept in line by Santana's muscle, Diaz (DAVE BAUTISTA of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy). Also aboard are the pious Luna (NOLAN GERARD FUNK of TV's Aliens in America), the trigger-happy mercs called Vargas (CONRAD PLA of Immortals), Nunez (NOAH DANBY of TV's Defiance), Rubio (NEIL NAPIER of White House Down) and Falco (DANNY BLANCO HALL of Immortals), as well as their prisoner (two- time Grammy Award nominee KERI LYNN HILSON), a hostage who is subjected to her captors' cruelty. But Santana's vessel isn't the only one with mercenaries in the game. The second craft that lands is captained by the unflinching Boss Johns (MATT NABLE of Killer Elite), whose hunt for Riddick is personal. His well-armed and highly trained soldiers include his second-in-command, Dahl (KATEE SACKHOFF of Battlestar Galactica), a Nordic mercenary and deadly sniper not to be crossed; Lockspur (RAOUL TRUJILLO of Apocalypto), a seasoned bounty hunter and expert tracker; and Moss (BOKEEM WOODBINE of Total Recall), a mechanic with enough good sense to fear the quarry.

Camped out in an isolated way station, the teams are too close for comfort, and Santana makes it clear that his first-come, first-served crew needs no help from Johns -- who assures the thug he has no interest in his bounty, simply time to interrogate Riddick. But when chaos ensues outside and bodies start falling, Santana sees that when it comes to bringing down the last of the Furyans, two crews are better than one.

With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one will survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. What they didn't anticipate is that when you corner a creature that is as much animal as he is man, you are the one who should be on the run...

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