Medieval stoner comedy from the director of Pineapple Express with Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) as an arrogant, lazy prince and James Franco as his heroic brother. Also stars maidens Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel.
5 ratings and 6 reviews
What do you call a comedy that isn't funny? Step aside Adam Sandler, there's a new god-awful Hollywood unfunnyman in town, and his name ain't Rob Schneider or Dana Carvey - it's Danny McBride who co-wrote and stars in this turgid pile of festering python poo. Basically? This is a film by and for nine year old boys - which pepper's the script with a few f-words to act all growed-up. The humour is strictly of the toilet variety - and not the funny kind either. Childish, puerile and lacking wit, depth or subtlety the only remarkable thing about this sorry mess is that it's directed by David Gordon Green (who gave us the far superior 'Pineapple Express') and features talent such as James Franco and Natalie Portman. If you're aged 9 to 12 and a heterosexual boy, you get to see boobies, blood and there're some knob gags. If you like Rob Schneider movies like 'The Animal' - this may well be your cup of toad-spew... Me? If I want a medieval-inspired laugh, I'll stick with Monty Python's 'Holy Grail.' :(
Consensus: "Big budgets and costumes in service of scatalogical jokes may seem funny on paper, but in execution this is a highly monotonous romp that registers only occasional laughs."ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE. Read more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that feels like the work of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior women, pot, boobs and four-letter words. Full review.
A decent, affectionate, fitfully funny take on the fantasy genre, but this could have been so much more. Full review.
There is little worse in the movie world than a spoof that falls flat on its over-costumed butt, but that's what you get with Your Highness. Full review.
May be better enjoyed in an herb-enhanced condition. Getting stoned is, after all, a running joke in this comedy, which is as thin as rolling paper and just as ephemeral Full review.
Infinitely superior to a Meet The Spartans-style spoof, chiefly thanks to a first-rate cast, Highness ticks all the bawdy boxes. But if you seek sophistication, raise the drawbridge. Full review.
Your Highness is more a case of swords and saucy language than anything else - a teen audience will be amused. Others will just roll their eyes. Full review.
That skunky smell emanating from Your Highness ain't pot; it's the stink of miscalculation that surrounds an inside joke gone awry. Full review.