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Riddick (2013)

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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.



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The infamous 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 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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Rule the Dark  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,030,375 (USA) (6 September 2013)


$41,997,790 (USA) (25 October 2013)

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Did You Know?


Several of the rock formations on the planet resemble the heads of the predatorial creatures Riddick battled in Pitch Black. See more »


The scene at end of the film when Dahl is lowered from the ship to attach Riddick to the rope takes place during a driving rain storm. Yet Dahl and Riddick stay completely dry. Dahl's hair is even blowing freely in the wind. See more »


[first lines]
Riddick: Don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're gonna lose count. So this, this ain't nothing new.
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Very entertaining popcorn flick!!! Not for young ones!!!
6 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Riddick last night and enjoyed it very much. No, it wasn't a perfect film, but I knew going in that I wasn't going to see an Oscar contender!!! The action and special effects were great, the story is nothing we haven't already seen before though it was well done, and the acting was as expected for this genre. What it does lack in originality, it makes up for in intensity. It is a violent film, but it is action violence and nowhere near "torture porn". Yes, you will have to suspend a good deal of belief, but no more than in any other action film. If you are looking for a heartwarming tale of humanity at it's best -- skip this one. If you are expecting a modern retelling of 2001, than forget this one. If you are looking for mindless entertainment with a lot of action and a plausible storyline, this is for you.

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