DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES – A Review by John Strange
The Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game has been around for decades. There have been several movies using this game as a backdrop. The latest, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez as the leaders of a “law-avoiding” band of ner-do-wells.
Edgin Darvis (Pine) is a former Harper who left the guild following the murder of his wife. He turned his glib tongue to a life of crime, gathering a band of cutpurses, con artists, and warriors to his side.
The sad thing about con artists is that their moral code is a slippery slope that, like a cobra, will eventually bite the others in the backside. The team’s resident con artist, Forge (Hugh Grant), proves to be true to his own moral compass, causing the team enormous problems.
Hugh Grant as Forge Fitzwilliam is a slippery character who is not at the heart of the trouble but is absolutely adjacent to the central evil doer. Smarmy might be a better description of this man.
The film’s highlight to me is Michelle Rodriguez’s Holga Kilgore. Whether helping to raise Edgin’s baby daughter, Kira (Chloe Coleman) or providing the muscle needed for their heists, Holga has a streak of sarcasm that fits her to a tee!
This is a fun romp to watch. Leave your disbelief at the door, sit back, and enjoy.
Director: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head, Hugh Grant
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for fantasy action/violence and some language)
Selig Rating: 5 Stars
Runtime: 134 Min.
Release Date: 03/31/2023
Local Release Locations: Wide Release
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.
4 Stars – Good movie/show
3 Stars – OK movie/show
2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…
1 Star – Total waste of time.