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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Riddick returns in violent sequel with more sex content.

Movie R 2013 119 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+


I love all the Riddick movies and this one is great! Thank you for adding unrated versions... If you raise your kids to understand what they see in movies is fake then a mature teen can handle it... Some parents are just too sensitive. Nudity is ok as well and not like the prudes that think anything sexual is evil. Lol Jeff, if gore and language bother you then maybe you should go watch an animated Disney movie.
age 18+

Not needed

I don't think all these movies these days need nudity it takes away from the story line and the actors in the movies. Also, we have enough blood and gore and bad language in the real world, I understand certain things sell better, but seriously if you have to do it to sell it, it's not worth it in my opinion.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

RIDDICK works better than many big-budget sci-fi action movies. After Pitch Black became a success on home video, director David Twohy made a sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, which cost four times as much, with more plot and more of everything. It was a dud. Now, for the third film, he's gone back to the modest-budget genre movies he excels at and delivers another winner. RIDDICK -- albeit violent and sexed-up -- is great fun, with simple ideas and goals, focused on characters who try to use their brains, and with all the action set in a limited space and time. The attacking aliens aren't exactly top-of-the-line visual effects, but that doesn't matter hugely, since the characters are the film's primary focus. The movie starts with an almost completely visual sequence that shows Riddick as he mends a broken leg, befriends an alien dog, and adapts to the alien landscape. Then, as in the first movie, Twohy builds the legend of Riddick by keeping him off screen as the other characters talk about him.

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