Watch: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people..
Plot: A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.
Smart Tags: N/A
123movies | FMmovies | Putlocker | GoMovies | SolarMovie | Soap2day
|7.6/10 Votes: 17,240|
|N/A | RottenTomatoes|
|71/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 635 Popularity: 507.373 | TMDB|
Based on the legendary role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is nothing like what I anticipated and much better than I expected. This irresistible fantasy adventure has a healthy dose of good humor, playful charm, and is easily accessible to all who love imaginary worlds filled with wizards, sorcerers, warlocks, knights, and fire-breathing dragons.
Charismatic thief Edgin (Chris Pine) and his band of unlikely adventurers (including Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) the barbarian) undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic and to liberate his daughter (Chloe Coleman) from Forge’s (Hugh Grant) castle. Things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people, but the group must work together to overcome seemingly never-ending obstacles as they continue their important quest.
While directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein stay true to the origins of the game, prior knowledge of Dungeons & Dragons isn’t necessary. The film explains everything you need to know, making this an action adventure that’s appropriate for everyone. It’s surprising just how accessible this movie is. You don’t have to know the rules of the game to get a real kick out of this one. I’m sure there are plenty of Easter eggs hidden around for the gamers, but it’s not so insider that the uninitiated can’t understand what’s going on. This is definitely one of the film’s greatest strengths.
The story (with a script by Goldstein, Daley, and Michael Gilio) is solid too, with well-developed characters and irreverent humor that keeps the movie from becoming just another based-on-a-game throwaway. There’s a ton of heart and genuine emotion, which is elevated by the terrific cast. The actors play off each other well, giving a human element to what thankfully is not just a bunch of dumb CGI. You can feel the real connection between Edgin and Holga, best friends who always have each other’s backs, and Rodriguez and Pine’s chemistry finds the perfect groove. Grant, who is having a career resurgence lately, is as delightful as ever as the rogue Forge Fitzwilliam, as is Justice Smith as amateur sorcerer Simon and Sophia Lillis as shape shifting tiefling druid Doric. Most shocking is that Pine isn’t doing yet another version of his annoying shtick here, which in itself is a massive achievement.
The pacing is brisk and the special effects are well done, even if the finale is stretched a little thin. I found it easy to become engrossed in the mythical world of D&D not only because the movie looks great visually, but the characters are appealing, too. There’s plenty to root for.
Even if you think you aren’t a fan of the fantasy genre, I suggest you give “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” a try. This playful, character-driven adventure offers a ton of magical fun at the movies.
**By: Louisa Moore / SCREEN ZEALOTS / www.ScreenZealots.com**
FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.firstshowing.net/2023/review-dungeons-dragons-honor-among-thieves-is-a-delightful-surprise/
“DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES is one of the best fantasy films of the most recent years. Chris Pine is the MVP of an incredibly charming cast with such natural chemistry that the comedic moments become truly hilarious – the graveyard scene will be replayed over and over again. An adventure blockbuster in all its purity, containing action set pieces filled with fantastical elements and accompanied by remarkable visual effects and score. One of the most fun, enjoyable, surprising theater experiences of the year so far. Impossible not to recommend it to any type of viewer.”
Far Exceeded My Expectations!!
I went to watch this a few days ago with no prior knowledge of anything about D&D. I didn’t even watch the trailer. It was extremely funny, I was laughing all through it. It was very silly, but it held itself together very well, similar to Thor Ragnarok. I can imagine that serious D&D players might not enjoy that aspect, though I’m not sure how serious the game gets, all I know is that it is meant to last ages. Cris Pine was great, Hugh Grant was fantastic, and everyone else was also super funny. The plot wasn’t super original or anything, but I would recommend this to anyone, and I already have to about twenty people. It is well worth the money as it is a great action/adventure/fantasy/comedy. A bit of a cross between Indiana Jones, Lord of the rings and The Princess Bride. I was laughing out load for at least twenty minutes throughout. So go watch it. Definitely.
A Blast From Start To Finish
Dungeons & Dragons starts off on the right foot by giving us a brief glimpse of this world we’ve entered and showing us a couple of wonderous creatures, before we’re introduced to our lead first supporting character. There’s humorous rapport before Michelle Rodriguez’ Holga beats the snot out of a troll (or some other such ugly fantasy creature). It’s an opening scene that encapsulates the film we’re about to see. Often very funny, of course adventurous, and with a spirit that simultaneously fits the world perfectly while also coming off as what you might expect from a game of D&D with a group of friends, this is a movie that is easily accessible to all audiences and is one of the most purely fun fantasy films we’ve seen in what seems like forever.
Chris Pine is Edgin, a bard and former warrior-of-sorts who has been imprisoned along with his friend and partner Holga for burglary, along with former, and currently free, teammates sorcerer Simon (Justice Smith) and rogue-turned-lord Forge (Hugh Grant). Promptly escaping from prison, Edgin sets off to find his daughter and reclaim a valued treasure, leading to a series of quests in which the group are joined by druid Doric (Sophia Lillis) and paladin Xenk (Regé-Jean Page). The cast in this is delightful and like any good party, they all compliment one another, with wit, sarcasm, and even Xenk’s no nonsense attitude lending to a consistently funny and fun time. It leaves a feeling as if you’re sitting around a table with your best friends, diving deep into a roleplay of these characters.
Along with this is some fantastic world building that seems to come before you can ask what the name of that city they said was. Seasoned players will no doubt catch all the references to the game, while others who are less familiar will still enjoy how thorough the film is at developing it’s world. While it might seem intimidating, there’s no long winded explanations of places and creatures. These are lived in worlds and the time isn’t taken to explain the fantasy elements, which is a positive. What it makes room for is fun encounters with a variety of these creatures, places, and folks occupying them. There’s also plenty of humor along the way and much of it comes from banter that has no problem feeling like a bit of an aside from what we usually expect of fantasy.
The special effects are well done and many of the creature designs are great, although these kinds of things are less impressive now as they might have been several years ago. With theaters so inundated with effects driven films, much of the effects work here feels like it acts as a support to the elements that truly shine. This film isn’t going to blow anyone away, but it is a truly good time. It also pays a lot of respect to the game it’s based on and the players who play it. If you’ve seen the trailer and thought of this as yet another, average, effects driven film, it’s worth giving a chance.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Michael Gilio
Actors Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page
Country United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A