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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 134

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  1. May 26, 2012
    10
    Possibly the best Science Fiction movie of the 21st century, Pitch Black delivers an astounding sci-fi horror story that chronicles the events surrounding survivors of a space transport crash on a different planet. Each character flourishes in their well-defined personality, their movements, and behavior. The way they clash and the manner in which the story is told is brilliant. This is easily one of the greatest movies in the last fifty years. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    9
    David Twohy did such a surprisingly fantastic job of this sleeper hit you just have to accept it as a great thrill-ride of a Sci-Fi monster thriller for it's clever and intelligent writing. Though derivative, it has a perfect setting and it intelligently conflicts with the tension from the flying creatures that frighteningly entertains. Also, what if I said it's better than Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection? Because I think it is despite the underrated visual effects. Rated R for sequences of strong sci-fi creature violence and gore, language, and frightening images Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2011
    10
    Though the Riddick films are so under appreciated (it's a crime) I speak for real si-fi fans when I say that the Riddick series (video games included) is one of the greatest series of its genre.
  4. Apr 20, 2014
    10
    wait what? The critics don't like this movie too? Oh my God! Since the first time I saw this movie i never forgot it, I always loved it.. when I found out that it was Riddick, I saw the two movies that existed and I became completely addicted! It's such a good storyline, amazing characters. I've always loved sci-fi but this? Is another level. I love it. it's amazing. Very creative. Too good, seriously. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    Pitch Black is a thrilling science fiction movie with terrific acting and visual effects. This movie is very underrated and it is one of the few movies to take place in space. Every aspect of the movie was
    well made and it is a work of art and skill.
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    50
    Mildly scary but not particularly engaging on any other level.
  2. 66
    Visually, Pitch Black is sleek and stylish in a post-apocalyptic way, and a scantily clad Radha Mitchell does a nice, more femme variation of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley.
  3. This half-baked sci-fi horror film, filled with jerky, washed-out, highlighted, blurred and toned imagery, is a tiresome experience.