Dungeons & Dragons - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 8, 2000
The movie has the cheap software look of something found on the Space channel at 4 a.m.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 8, 2000
This movie may be the clumsiest, most inept cinematic exploitation of an item with kid appeal that we have yet seen.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 8, 2000
Without Irons' hamming, there wouldn't be much to chew on in this exasperatingly plotted mess.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 8, 2000
As inept as his direction is, Solomon's script is worse, an awful screenplay that shamelessly swipes some of its characters and scenes from the Star Wars movies without as much as a simple acknowledgment.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 8, 2000
Bad, often indecipherable to all but the those intimately familiar with it, and certainly less than engaging on nearly any level.
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
December 8, 2000
This is a movie of good guys overcoming hordes of indestructible soldiers or conquering devilishly murderous mazes, and then practically gloating with pride at the silliness of it all.
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
December 8, 2000
The fight sequences are limp, the pace often drags, and the dramatic moments elicit more laughter than the comic ones.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2000
Sinks in a sea of cheesy effects, cheap clichés, dispiriting narrative and the one thing an action fantasy can't afford: boredom.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
December 8, 2000
This performance will haunt Irons for the rest of his career or put an abrupt end to it.
Steve Tilley
Edmonton Sun
December 8, 2000
Even with your +2 Ring of Histrionic Resistance, you're hosed. For the rest of the movie, you will suffer the effects of some of the worst acting in recent memory.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 8, 2000
For visual thrills and fairytale themes, this fantasy feature kicks the stuffing out of Star Wars.
Dave White
IFilm
December 8, 2000
Really confusing and silly, but sorta cool because of it.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 8, 2000
One of the worst movies released in a year already notorious for bad movies.
George Thomas
Beacon Journal
December 8, 2000
It will take all the resolve that a child can muster to stay awake during this hellishly putrid piece of filmmaking.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 8, 2000
Looks cheesy much of the time and smells cheesy -- as in Limburger -- all of the time.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 8, 2000
It's not so much like stepping into the pages of The Hobbit as being thrust into the random action of a video game.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 8, 2000
A low-rent, half-witted, too-late attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the game.
Brian McTavish
Kansas City Star
December 8, 2000
Viewed strictly as the B-movie it is, D&D is actually more enjoyable as traditional narrative entertainment than the technically dazzling yet dramatically sterile Episode I.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 8, 2000
Alas, much of the dialogue is the silliest sort of fantasy mush, and a good deal of the picture appears to have been shot while the lighting guys were out to lunch.
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Charles Savage
Miami Herald
December 8, 2000
A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm.
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