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Riddick (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 September 2013 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Rule the Dark See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The "exploding bomb" shoulder patch worn by Johns' mercenaries is an actual U.S. Army shoulder patch, of the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD). See more »


When Riddick is trying to get past the creature to the other side of the planet, the water in front of the stairs is deep enough that two of the creatures (one very large) can be fully submerged in it. However, when he runs back with the dog, it is shallow enough that he can slide across it without trouble. 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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References Pitch Black (2000) See more »

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Great to see him back
6 September 2013 | by (ENGLAND-carlisle) – See all my reviews

OK big fan of the 1st one, and I do like the 2nd one (directors cut though) and I can also see why some did not like the 2nd, it has some issues but the main one was the ALIEN 3 problem, that been after Aliens and all its army and guns, ALIEN 3 was no guns no army......people wanted more of the same, which in this case its funny to see that a 3rd Riddick film which gives people Riddick vs monsters is getting "its a rehash" Not sure what people want from a film like this, its pure comic book action, and I loved it, but you have to see what they were playing with, less than half the budget of the 2nd film and half as long to shoot, this is a labour of love for the Director and Vin, by today's PG13 Hollywood standards its a miracle it was made as a R/15, as for the film itself they seemed to make good use of the low budget, some very nice setups and yes in parts the low budget shows but as a whole its good, and that about sums up the film...GOOD, I rate it higher than most of Joe public but I am a fan and get more of a kick out of it, and going by the others in the cinema the feeling was "a good action film" while fans came out "great, been waiting ages for this, now give us a 4th, finish the story" I will go see it again and look forward to the BluRay

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