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Rated R · 102 minutes · 2011

Adventure, Comedy
David Gordon Green, director of the hilarious Pineapple Express, delivers this hugely disappointing medieval comedy dud. Danny McBride (who wrote the screenplay) stars as the naughty son of a king (Charles Dance) who lives in the shadow of his heroic older brother (James Franco). When the older brother’s bride-to-be is kidnapped by an evil wizard (Justin Theroux), the two must go on a quest to rescue her. The film wants to evoke Monty Python, but instead seems like the very worst of Mel Brooks. Only Theroux manages to get consistent laughs, although Franco does well as the straight man. While some jokes get a few giggles, many of them fall flat or feel ripped off. (You know you are in trouble when you are ripping off a joke from Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.) Natalie Portman shows up and is given little to do. This is a dud that breaks my heart.


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Official Site: www.yourhighnessmovie.net
Director: David Gordon Green
Producer: Scott Stuber, Danny McBride, Andrew Z. Davis, Jonathan Mone and Mark Huffam
Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Rasmus Hardiker, Toby Jones, Charles Dance, Damian Lewis, Simon Farnaby and Deobia Oparei

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Creative Loafing Tampa Movie openings: Water for Elephants Plus: Arthur, Hanna and more now playing at a multiplex near you. by Joe Bardi 04/21/2011
Colorado Springs Independent A new low: Your Highness There is no point to this unforgivable excuse for a comedy. by MaryAnn Johanson 04/07/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, April 8 A remake about a Rich Englishman, an African animal adventure and an inspirational biopic about a one-armed surfer, it's all at the movies. by James Ady 04/08/2011
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The Coast Halifax Your Highness "tepid and lazy" New film from Pineapple Express director is a dud by Matt Semansky 04/07/2011
Charleston City Paper If you think kicks to the crotch are funny, Your Highness is for you There is no point to this unforgivable excuse for a comedy, except, obviously, for Danny McBride to make his buddies (director Green, co-star James Franco) chortle over pot jokes and at least pretend to get himself laid. by MaryAnn Johanson 04/06/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Your Highness Raunchy medieval comedy provides plenty of laughs by Curt Holman 04/08/2011
Portland Mercury There and Back Again (and Again) Your Highness: Dungeons, dragons, and Natalie Portman's metal thong. by Erik Henriksen 04/07/2011
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