Your Highness

Your Highness


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.

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The assorted scuzzy pleasures offered by this doggedly low brow comedy don’t add up to a heck of a lot, but it still manages to elicit a respectable number of chuckles.... More

Pineapple Express collaborators David Gordon Green, James Franco and Danny McBride (who co-wrote the screenplay with his Eastbound & Down co-writer Ben Best), clearly watched The Princess Bride one day, and decided there weren’t enough dick jokes and F-bombs.

That seems to be the thinking behind this phallic, F-word-filled folly, which mines most of its humour from locating McBride’s trademark offensive slob stylings in a medieval setting. So how much you enjoy this will depend on your tolerance/affection for his particular schtick. I happen to be a big fan, but even I was tiring slightly of the film by the time the finale rolled around.

The co-stars are all very game - Franco’s perfectly pompous and Natalie Portman’s pointedly perky while Justin Theroux (Louis’ cousin!) sinks his teeth into his villainous turn as a lecherous wizard.

The special effects and action set-pieces are mostly decent, but prepare yourself for the sight of a Minotaur raping McBride’s put-upon man-servant Courtney. It’s that kind of movie.

Less of a stoner comedy than the title and marketing suggested, but still impressively committed to being as offensive as possible, I found myself appreciating the depths this was willing to plumb.Hide

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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,... More 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.' :(Hide

BY morgana1972 superstar

You need to be between 18 & 25 to appreciate this movie & also have a sick sense of humor (I do) or you wont want to watch this movie after the first ten minutes. I think its a throwback at an atempt at a Monty Python classic type feel (fail) in my view.

I found that this movie fell flat, despite a great cast. It was trying to be funny and quirky but just came off as lame. However it was an okay watch.

BY daveyboy lister

I had huge hopes for this movie after watching the hilarious trailer.
It seemed off and didn't offer up anything better than what you see in the trailer.
The sets, costume and special effects were all outstanding - pitty the character and dialogue didn't match.
They obviously relied very heavily on the success of Pineapple Express - only difference is, that was a great movie.
It's no wonder this movie had done so terrible at the box office.

A roller coaster and slap stick at times

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  • 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

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