Knights of Badassdom
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KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell. (c) eOne

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"This movie about Live Action Role Players (or LARPers) -- men and women who act out Dungeons and Dragons in real settings, in costumes -- is so haphazard it might have been thought up during a game of Mad Libs."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Frequently sloppy and pretty piecemeal, but also rather funny and oddly likable. Strange flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"I've been given a palatable taste of Joe Lynch's Knights Of Badassdom, but I'm now ready for the main course - Lynch's fabled Director's Cut."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"[E]ven while it's apparently not what its creators intended, Knights Of Badassdom is perfectly enjoyable in a low-key way, with sharp performances [...] and a nigh-endless string of cameos"
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
""Knights of Badassdom" actually delivers everything the 2011 Danny McBride-James Franco comedy "Your Highness" purported to be but fell short on."
‑ Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"Supernatural slasher haunts a live-action role-playing game. The cast is clearly having fun, but none of it rubs off on us; Peter Dinklage and Steve Zahn are completely squandered."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"A spectacular horror comedy never afraid to dabble in the silly..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"While the LARPers are ostensibly treated with affection, the film still repeatedly goes for low-hanging comedy fruit such as the histrionic and incorrect olde-English-speak they use while in-game, an obvious gag that quickly grows tiresome."
‑ Dan Kaufman, Paste Magazine
"A one-note joke and a whiff of a story that fails to offer a single reason - literal or metaphorical - why dressing up as a fictional character is enjoyable or rewarding."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, TheWrap
"... the story lends itself to low-cost dragonslaying... Don't look for award-winning performances here, just actors having fun with a brilliant premise. Huzzah!"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"Something went horribly wrong in the translation. Although spirited at times, Badassdom takes on familiar targets, while its escalation of oddity is forced when it isn't confusing."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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