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Dungeons & Dragons Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 1.0
    14

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    Worst of all, Marlon Wayans' performance as a cowardly thief would have seemed in bad taste a half-century ago.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune John Petrakis

    The sad truth is, I can say nothing to recommend this film.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Dungeons & Dragons looks like they threw away the game and photographed the box it came in.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Malty brew of heroics and minutiae.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Disappointing film version of popular fantasy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some intense torture scenes. There's also lots of fantasy violence: swordfighting and other hand-to-hand combat, and a cataclysmic battle between airborne fleets of rival dragons.

  • Families can talk about whether they liked this film, and what makes a good fantasy adventure. Fans of the popular fanstasy game can talk about how they would go about creating a movie based on the game.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Several characters make slighting comments about members of other fantasy races.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Torture, swordfighting and other hand-to-hand combat, and a cataclysmic battle between airborne fleets of rival dragons. Miniature dragonlike creatures are embedded in a character's head and slip in and out of his ears; another character is tortured with

  • sex false3

    Sex: A verbal and visual reference to intercourse; a female character's armor breastplate is anatomically precise.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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