Dungeons & Dragons

Metascore
14

Overwhelming dislike - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 19 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. The special effects work fine for minor acts of magic, but the climactic aerial dragon fight is lame, and most of the performances are at the level of high school plays.
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    50
    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.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    A mildly entertaining but tepid extravaganza more suited to television than the big screen.
  4. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Charles Savage
    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.
  5. Malty brew of heroics and minutiae.
  6. Jeremy Irons, giving what is, hands down, the worst performance of his career.
  7. 38
    Dungeons & Dragons looks like they threw away the game and photographed the box it came in.
  8. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    30
    Gamer geeks, I speak your language! And I warn you: Flee! Or, at the very least, crank down any expectations you harbor -- a few notches below "zero" should do it -- before buying a ticket.
  9. The audience has already checked out, long before the formulaic finish.
  10. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: John Petrakis
    25
    The sad truth is, I can say nothing to recommend this film.
  11. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    25
    The plot is as thin and confusing as it sounds.
  12. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    25
    Worst of all, Marlon Wayans' performance as a cowardly thief would have seemed in bad taste a half-century ago.
  13. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    20
    Good intentions, bad writing.
  14. Whalin is awful, Birch is saddled with lines that would make a silent film star blanch and Irons devours huge chunks of scenery with the ferocity of one of those dog-fighting dragons.
  15. 10
    A cheap "Star Wars" rip-off with swords instead of light sabers.
  16. 10
    Stinketh like the breath of a dyspeptic dragon.
  17. 10
    This fantasy crap, fake-o effects and all, betrays princes of dice, masters of graph and wielders of bong.
  18. Take this as a warning: it's not much fun.
  19. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    10
    Horribly slapdash affair.
  20. 10
    The plot somehow manages to be both hackneyed and convoluted.
  21. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    10
    Stunningly bad sci-fi/fantasy hokum.
  22. 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.
  23. 0
    At once laboriously expository and defiantly incomprehensible.
  24. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    0
    Tacky-looking, incoherent, badly acted and hopelessly directed disaster is easily the dullest adventure film of 2000.
  25. 0
    This dragon, sadly, is DOA.
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 15 out of 27
  1. 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.
  2. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    Visually, this movie isn't the best of the kind. The plot, too, is stumbling along. But then again, why to complain? The characters are funnyVisually, this movie isn't the best of the kind. The plot, too, is stumbling along. But then again, why to complain? The characters are funny and not too obvious, the events take you with to a nice jolly ride. For the players, this movie tells no doubt more than to the random watchers like me. Like, the ending confuses me... Full Review »