“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” Review Round-Up: A Passionate, Fun-Loving Fantasy Romp

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had a tall order when they set out to adapt the most beloved role-playing game of all time into a proper feature film. The pair’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, from a script they wrote alongside Michael Gilio (with a story credit to Chris McKay), has passed its first major hurdle—critics are calling it a genuinely warm, affable, charismatic fantasy romp with fantastic performances and genuinely compelling action set pieces.

Honor Among Thieves stars Chris Pine as Edgin, a rakish fellow who forms a team with Regé-Jean Page’s Xenx, Justice Smith’s Simon, and Michelle Rodriguez’s Holga to sally forth on an adventure to right some wrongs in their past.

Those wrongs have to do with a lost relic that they let slip into the hands of some very bad folks, but in order to survive, our merry band needs to learn to rely on each other and lean into the specific skill sets each possesses. Some of those skills are useful (like Holga’s fighting ability), and some, like Edgin’s wit, will at least offer a distraction as they court death again and again.

So what are the critics saying? Let’s take a spoiler-free stroll through some of their responses. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is in theaters now.

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Featured image: Justice Smith plays Simon, Sophia Lillis plays Doric, Chris Pine plays Edgin and Michelle Rodriguez plays Holga in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves from Paramount Pictures.


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