• The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

The Chronicles of Riddick

Release Date: June 11th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Galactic criminal Riddick (Vin Diesel) is on the run, with bounty hunters on his tail. He receives guidance from Aereon (Judi Dench), ambassador from the Elemental race, who informs him that a warrior army known as the Necromongers is annihilating all human life in the galaxy in a bid for universal dominance. The wise Aereon urges Riddick into battle, believing he is the one man who can defeat the Necromongers and their leader, the evil Lord Marshal (Colm Feore).

Cast: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache, Yorick van Wageningen

Director: David Twohy

Genres: Science fiction , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Primal Foe Productions, Radar Pictures, One Race Productions, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry , Survival , Underdog , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, Twohy has tried to turn the Riddick enterprise into a sprawling, Tolkien-powered epic, jamming the screen with too many historical parallels and a confusion of new characters. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Too often, it simply makes no sense. show more

  • 38
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An overblown hodgepodge of volcano-baked desertscapes, Egyptoid-gone-baroque architecture, and gladiator-geared storm troopers with goofy headpieces, The Chronicles of Riddick bears no resemblance to the movie that spawned its namesake. show more

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