With the release of Dungeons And Dragons nearly upon us, we are not going to lie. We were sitting here, licking our lips in an anticipation of another Hollywood car crash. The tone seemed wildly off, the trailers failed to impress, there was ham-fisted messaging, and it was all stacking up to be a disaster.

And then the reviews started coming out. And they aren’t just good. They are very good.


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and many outlets and real publications had attendees in the audience. Based on early reviews only, it currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the reviews are full of praise.

“There’s an intricacy to the staging of Honor Among Thieves that helps balance out the roller-coaster derivativeness of the plot. We go with it, even as we know we’re gorging on a succulent overdose of fantasy dessert… [It] should be a major hit, because it knows how to tap into our nostalgia — not just for a game, but for the entire fantasy culture it helped to spawn. It’s the movie itself that’s role-playing.”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Conjures its own type of movie magic that proudly stands apart from other fantasy films. The heartfelt story, enchanting characters, dazzling visual effects, and fun-filled nature will allow the film to be a treasured classic. An adaptation of this caliber could be considered a roll of the dice to some, but ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ has already proved itself to be an ironclad winner”

Marisa Maribal, Indiewire

“Goldstein and Daley revel in the specificities of their world. They round out the personalities of their characters, pack their screenplay with zingy one-liners and cleverly timed asides, and calibrate the action sequences so they rarely feel auxiliary to the narrative. A sense of play pulses through the film”

Lovie Gyarkye, THR

“Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is also one of the better game adaptations to hit theaters due to all of the elements coming together — a strong cast, a decent story, dynamic direction and pleasing special effects”

Valerie Complex, Deadline

“But at no point does Honor Among Thieves feel alienating to newcomers. It may be the most perfect jumping-on point for first-timers since the release of the 2nd edition in 1989. Don’t know what that this? Doesn’t matter. Honor Among Thieves is a big, bright, iridescent gem of a heist movie in a spectacular, vibrant, and fantastical world”

Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle

“Rewards the game’s fans with a satisfying journey that emphasizes companionship, tenacity, and most importantly, playfulness above all else. In other words, the movie succeeds because it actually manages to capture what makes the game such fun to play.”

Laura Bradley, The Daily Beast

“A movie whose heart hangs from its sleeve from moment one and never lets go. The script puts character first, serving up a likable ensemble of flawed, funny folks who stumble through their adventures in winning fashion. It’s textbook set-up and payoff, with every disparate element coming together in often unexpected ways. No winks, no self-effacing jokes: just a fantasy story told well.”

Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

Wait… What?

These aren’t just a collection of noob bloggers who have been made over-excited by a premier ticket and a goodie bag full of “Pwesents”. These are old hands and pros. These reviews aren’t just good. They talk of “…big, bright, iridescent gem of a heist movie…” and a potential “… treasured classic…” while heaping the praise.


You know what, we can hold our hands up here. Sometimes it’s nice to be dead, dead wrong. If the crazy sons of bitches have pulled it off, then more power to them. Shine on, you crazy diamonds!

Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Rege-Jean Page, and Hugh Grant star in the feature from Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is in cinemas on March 31st.

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