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  • Summary: The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages - an elite group of magic users - rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer's
    young Empress, Savina (Birch), wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion (Irons) is plotting to depose her, and
    establish his
    own rule. (Wizards of the Coast)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 19 out of 25
  1. 50
    A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm. Regrettably, the hordes of pre-adolescent boys it would have delighted most were that age 20 years ago.
  2. Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    A mildly entertaining but tepid extravaganza more suited to television than the big screen.
  3. 38
    Dungeons & Dragons looks like they threw away the game and photographed the box it came in.
  4. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    20
    Good intentions, bad writing.
  5. 10
    A cheap "Star Wars" rip-off with swords instead of light sabers.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    10
    Stunningly bad sci-fi/fantasy hokum.
  7. 0
    At once laboriously expository and defiantly incomprehensible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. DavidF.
    Aug 29, 2005
    10
    Wow, what a movie! The acting was beyond anything I had seen before and the story was FANTASTIC! Forget the Lord of the Rings trilogy- this is what special effects should look like! On several occasions I had to rub my eyes in disbelief-the dragons looked real! I'm amazed that such a talented actor like Jeremy Irons hasnt managed to slip up yet- Dungeons and Dragons is yet another jem in his filmography crown........brilliant. I also loved the costumes- they didnt take themselves too seriously and the locations- although very low budget and tacky, blew my mind! If I had to nominate just one film to take the title of 'Film of the Decade' it would be 'Mortal Kombat Anihilation' but 'Dungeons and Dragons' would be a close second!- Awesome. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    It's so terrible it's funny............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2013
    8
    This is one of those movies that is so bad that it's awesome. The overacting is hilarious, the CG is laughably bad, and the characters are completely out of place for the setting. This is definitely worth watching if your looking for a bad movie to laugh at and make fun of. Expand
  4. samtam90
    Apr 19, 2007
    4
    Pros: Jeremy Irons' performance, some D&D elements were nice, it's (quasi-)decent for an action/adventure movie Cons: everything else; basically, calling this a D&D movie is ridicolous. Expand
  5. MarkS.
    Jul 5, 2006
    2
    This was real bad. When snails died and the lead actor went to his knees screaming noo, I was embarrased to be sitting through the performance.
  6. Apr 19, 2013
    2
    There is very little good I can say about this movie. Acting on the whole is either very bad or too over the top (I?m looking at you Irons.) I will compliment the movie for at least trying to capture the Dungeon & Dragons atmosphere and lore, and to be fair some of the creature effects are pretty decent. Set design and wardrobe also pretty top notch too. But regardless, this movie is just a huge steaming pile of dog crap. A real shame as you can see that the production crew were trying.

    Overall:
    A real, real shame. From the set pieces to the effects team it could have been great. But such a putrid script and piss poor acting from the cast, it can not be saved. I can not even say that its so bad that its good. No, its not. Its just bad. Period!
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  7. JB
    Aug 11, 2006
    0
    I consider this the second worst film I have ever seen, next to the Garbage Pail Kids thing that was direct to video (when I was a kid). This is THE worst game to film adaptation of all time, bar none, and it's a genre filled with mediocre crap. There is no acting in this film. None. It's like a bunch of high school students set up a V-8 cam and did improv to a D&D campaign of their own device. The music is dull and generic. The special effects are as cheesy as anything I have ever seen in CGI. The plot just isn't there, it isn't there at all, likely hiding in shame in one of those dungeons the heroes never really visit. Expand

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