Pitch Black

2000 • 108 minutes
4.4
642 reviews
59%
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When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light. Pitch Black is the original sci-fi hit that introduced the world to the character of Riddick, the ultimate anti-hero. Take a ride on the pulse-pounding adrenaline rush that USA Today calls "the best excuse to root for the bad guy since Arnold in the original Terminator."

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4.4
642 reviews
Unzki
October 6, 2015
Back when Pitch Black came out, it had been a long dry spell for A/B-grade creature features that had reached the cinemas in Finland... Thus I was overjoyed by the simple fact that a monster movie could still reach distribution, nevermind that Pitch Black was GOOD not just as a monster movie but as a movie in general. It has interesting characters, decent plot, neat monsters and introduces us to the kick-ass antihero that's Richard B. Riddick. If monsters or action is your game, you owe itvto yourself to check this one out! The sequels unfortunately haven't fared as well... The animations are interesting as is the first game, but the first movie sequel (Chronicles of Riddick) was inflated in epicness so much as to undermine the character of Riddick himself, and though I enjoyed the second sequel (Riddick) it followed the first movie a bit too closely to stand well on its own. Here's hoping that Twohy and Diesel manage to eventually pull off a sequel that combines the good parts and leaves out the bad parts from the tale that this movie sparked! =)
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Jonatan Gil
August 6, 2014
gran película un servicio mediocre el de comprar algo que en realidad me alquilan. la película nunca es tuya. solamente podes verla desde su servidor, aparte yo la pague en hd y solamente me permite una resolución máxima de 480 mas que desconforme
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Ketzal Sterling
December 20, 2013
Vastly superior to the later Riddick films. It just goes to show, more money and more digital effects do not make a better film. Sadly they should have just left alone and never made a sequel. Fun film, well worth a look.
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