Your Highness (2011)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world--Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's … More

Rating: R (for strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Best, Danny McBride
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 9, 2011
Box Office: $21.6M
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as Thadeous

as Fabious

as Belladonna

as King Tallious

as Boremont

as Manious the Bold

as Thundarian

as Royal Advisor

as Mother

as Skinny Prisoner

as Marteetee

as Second Knight

as Great Wize Wizard

as Head Knight

as Dastardly

as Hooded Witch

as Hooded Witch

as Hooded Witch

as Hooded Witch

as Hooded Witch

as Tiniest One

as The Barbarian

as Dwarf King

as Brother Mein

as Daronius the Swift

as Minotaur Performer

as Dwarf Executioner

as Dwarf Man

as Dwarf Woman

as Timotay Dungeon Mast...

as Pale-Skinned Beauty

as Forest Woman

as Forest Woman

as Forest Woman

as Regina

as Narrator/Soul of the...
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Critic Reviews for Your Highness

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (35)

The only saving grace of this film is the cast, which includes some fantastic actors, slumming it for a paycheck.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
7M Pictures

This is teenage junk trash rendered lovingly. I see no problem with that. And if I ever kill a minotaur, I know what I'm taking as a trophy.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Your Highness never sacrifices its cheerful, one-thing-after-another absurdity, or its inability to take itself even remotely seriously.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Your Highness hits more than it misses but the effort is substantially lacking, which particularly unexpected considering the gifted people involved.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
We Got This Covered

Quite a comedown and a buzz kill, after "Pineapple Express."

Full Review… | January 12, 2013
Tribune News Service

Director David Gordon Green and writers Danny McBride and Ben Best have put together a completely unfunny film filled to the brim with non-stop sexual references and other bits of lowbrow humor.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012

Audience Reviews for Your Highness


if you like crude vulgar humor and Natalie Portman running around in medieval garb this is a five star movie.

It plays for the base humor and is vulgar and you will either howl out loud laugh or eye roll till the sheep come in.

I had fun it was 3 1/2 out of 5 for me. Again it was a free ticket with a recent blu ray purchase but hey one cant complain. Also has Zooey Deschanel in it and the factor of beautiful women was quite nice.

James Franco looked to be having WAY too much fun being ridiculous in this one. Good time though. Keep the kids away lol

John Manard

Super Reviewer

While the trailer was really funny, like so often, it also wasted most of the ammunition. The rest of the film is neither very surprising nor funny but relies on stoner and sex jokes, pretty much exclusively so. It's amazing how the creators gathered such talented people like Dance, Lewis or Portman. What could have been a new, politically incorrect version of Princess of the Bride is just plain stupid, even if entertaining enough. At least one of the running gags works, though: if you ever wanted to see Zoey Deschanel trying to suck a severed Minotaur dick, this is your kinda film. If you think that sentence alone is really bizarre, stay away.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


Knights, wizards, trolls and fair maidens. All congregated for your amusement in a fabulous comedy-adventure with quite the lustrous cast. Not the best quest ever, as the poster would have us believe, but very entertaining in all its vulgar and boundless sense of humor. Sort of in the same spirit as Men in Tights and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, only not fully as clever or brilliant. My expectations here were not very high, so I was quite astonished by how enjoyable it was. A great many of the jokes fall flat on their faces, but I just loved the overall atmosphere and ye olde medieval chatter. Not to mention the heavenly sight of Natalie Portman in a golden thong. You ought therefore bear in mind that my review is rather biased. For what I deemed a most joyous and rousing occation, others may likely find a few ale kegs short of a satisfying feast.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

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