Critically Sane writes: "Picking up shortly after the events from The Chronicles of Riddick, the shiny-eyed killer is betrayed by his Necromonger disciples and left for dead on a harsh planet. This planet is inhabited by packs of wild spec dogs and swamp monsters. Of course, Riddick isn’t easily killed, and he turns things around, becoming a master of the land. In these moments of learning the land and surviving, the film thrives. Diesel obviously loves this character, and while he’s never going to win an award for his portrayal of the convict, he is absolutely engaging."