Review (Scott McCutcheon 1st April 2023)

Based on the fantasy board game first published way back in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is the second attempt to create a franchise, the first time didn’t go so well as very few I imagine will remember, or choose to remember the less than impressive version in 2000 that starred Jeromy Irons. The latest incarnation is, and it’s not a very high bar, much better.

The plot which involves a thief (Chris Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers (Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith and Sophia Lillis) undertaking an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic is overly complicated, drift off in the first 10 minutes and you’ll be playing catch up for the rest of the film. The plot however isn’t really that important as Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is basically a series of thinly linked action scenes that stand well on their own.

The cast, especially Pine, don’t take what’s going on with any seriousness and pretty much play it for laughs and in all honesty it works well.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves is a great piece of fun cinema that will keep the whole family entertained.


Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

Director: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head, Hugh Grant

UK Release: Cinemas 31st March 2023