Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Review


Tyler Baker, Copy Editor

Last month, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves hit the screens, much to the anticipation of Dungeons & Dragons players around the world. With many worried that the movie would fall painfully short of their hopes and expectations, the movie, leading up to its launch, was a hot topic in the D&D community. Now that the film has finally made its debut, and fans and critics alike have had a chance to see it for themselves, one thing is for certain: the Dungeons & Dragons movie was epic.

The film follows a group of adventurers who have, despite unlikely circumstances, found themselves working together for uncommon, yet overlapping reasons. With a main cast filled with recognizable D&D classes (a bard, wizard, barbarian, druid, and paladin), the movie took viewers on a wild, exciting, and hilariously heart-warming adventure.

I went and saw the movie with two of my fabulous, Dungeons & Dragons-loving companions Caleb Barnett and Koa Wolfe, two Castaic students who were just as excited about the movie as I and many critics were.

“It was such a fun movie,” says Barnett, “It felt like the producers played D&D before they even filmed, and you got to see each of the characters personalities shine in different parts of the story. It’s easily my favorite film of 2023 so far.”

“The D&D movie was an extremely well crafted film that captured the excitement and fun of playing Dungeons & Dragons almost perfectly,” Wolfe agreed. “Highlights for me were the extensive use of practical effects, the villains, and the humor which landed more often than not.”

President of Castaic’s D&D Club, Parker Bradford, agreed with my group’s general consensus.

“I liked how in depth it went in its references and how true it stayed to the source material with characters and creatures, and how close it stayed to original D&D content,” Bradford expressed.

Personally, I thought the dnd movie was very well done. As a seasoned Dungeons & Dragons player and fan, I found the movie fun, exciting, comedical, and pleasingly accurate to the source material. The story was well written, with funny inside jokes pandering to people experienced with the tabletop role playing game, while also remaining entertaining to those unfamiliar with D&D. I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. While the movie was campy (in the best way possible), it was also endearing, and I highly recommend (Dungeons & Dragons fan or not) that you watch it for yourself.

As it stands, the title has a critic score of 90% and a 93% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie also has a rating of 7.6/10 on IMDb.

Overall, I highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for a fun and exciting adventure!