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Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Globe and Mail
January 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 7, 2001
| Original Score: D
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Foundas
Variety
December 8, 2000
The average episode of Xena or Hercules offers a more compelling and imaginative photoplay.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 8, 2000
The special effects ... are nothing special, which is as close as this painfully derivative clunker is ever going to get to a ringing endorsement.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2000
The Wayans role is a total cringe -- a cowardly and stupid nonstop talker who is easily manipulated by and wholly devoted to his mentally superior buddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
December 8, 2000
If you don't like the movie, it's solely because you're not a fan of this type of escapism. It couldn't possibly be because the movie stinks. Well, this one does.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
December 8, 2000
A mildly entertaining but tepid extravaganza more suited to television than the big screen.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 8, 2000
This tacky-looking, incoherent, badly acted and hopelessly directed disaster is easily the dullest adventure film of 2000.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
December 8, 2000
All the dungeon masters, warriors and illusionists out there who have devoted countless late-night hours to D&D have a right to feel disrespected, if not insulted.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2000
The disconnects are so strange that with a little more effort, they could have become a style.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 8, 2000
Consists of a barrage of poorly staged fight scenes and dialogue that not even Arnold Schwarzeneggar in Conan the Barbarian could bring himself to utter.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Entertainment Weekly
December 8, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press
December 7, 2000
An ambitious spectacle that should enthrall preteens and remind their parents of the innovative daring of the Star Wars movies.
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
December 7, 2000
The sad truth is, I can say nothing to recommend this film.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 7, 2000
Maybe I should let a role of the dice determine whether I use a cudgel or a broadsword to put this puppy out of its misery?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
December 7, 2000
Gamer geeks, I speak your language! And I warn you: Flee!
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
December 7, 2000
It's difficult to imagine either a casual player or a devotee (let alone someone unfamiliar with the game) finding much to enjoy in this horribly slapdash affair.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
December 7, 2000
The story often thrills with its message about the sinister homogeneity of evil and how good can prevail only if diverse types join together to do what's right.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 6, 2000
The special effects range from good to kinda silly. The dialogue, unfortunately, is mostly silly.
| Original Score: C+