Twohy is trying to do something with his original character. It’s just not clear what that something is anymore. Maybe it’s time this franchise fades to black for good. A modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in Fast and Furious pictures. Those movies are bank; Riddick is rank. — Rene Rodriguez,
Detroit News 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.
New York Post Move along, there’s nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.
— Claudia Puig, USA Today In an era of high-falutin’ tentpole sci-fi, there’s something to be said for a filmmaker still devoted to crafting plain old genre pleasures. — Ignatiy Vishnevetsky,