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Your Highness Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
April 15, 2011
Dudes, we get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 13, 2011
With McBride and Franco trying on knowingly bad Brit accents and the entire cast clearly having a whale of a time, the impression is of the world's daftest, priciest, least self-serious end-of-the-pier panto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 11, 2011
Sword and sorcery movies often resemble parodies of themselves even when they are intended to be taken seriously. And then there are genre spoofs like Your Highness that are meant to be funny and leave you stone-faced.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 8, 2011
This film looks like it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 8, 2011
None of this is very funny, and most of it is pretty ugly - the last half-hour or so is a paroxysm of bad special effects, amputated limbs and a severed sexual organ.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 8, 2011
Basically, the script, from the title on down, feels like something sketched out on rolling papers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
April 8, 2011
Lots of balls. Also lots of penis jokes. But too loud and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
April 8, 2011
While the chemistry between characters is impressive and the comic delivery spot-on, the jokes feel unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 8, 2011
The screenplay by Danny McBride is so hopeless, he didn't even write himself a good role, and he plays the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 8, 2011
When somebody says, "The quest sucks," I was inclined to agree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2011
[Green] has an easy touch when it comes to comedy, which means you can almost sense those moments when the actors give themselves over to the silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 7, 2011
This movie is so sophomoric, it makes Pineapple Express, and even Harold and Kumar, look like sophisticated wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 7, 2011
Considering the talent involved on both sides of the camera, audiences may be expecting more - a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 7, 2011
The chief problem with Your Highness is its lack of imagination -- its misuse and overuse of language and visual riffs that are only marginally amusing at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 7, 2011
By and large, "Your Highness" is a Cheech and Chong movie in period drag, so it's no wonder it goes up in smoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 7, 2011
The whole thing plays like one of those supposedly hilarious ideas hatched on a late night - though generally, in the light of day, such ideas are quickly abandoned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 7, 2011
It is a pox on comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 7, 2011
An inventory of the preoccupations of 13-year-old boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 7, 2011
A radioactive turd disguised as a sword-and-sorcery comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 7, 2011
There's nothing inherently wrong with prizing entertainment over art, but what happens when the big, dumb popcorn fare isn't even fun?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 7, 2011
Franco truly saves the day. His hilarious deadpan in the midst of utter insanity turns a bawdy goof into a most welcome lark indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 7, 2011
Unwatchable -- and, thanks to its high-decibel action sequences, barely listenable -- this misbegotten medieval fantasy/stoner comedy marks a new low for David Gordon Green, once ranked among the most promising young filmmakers in America.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 7, 2011
The comic mojo of Danny McBride can be a thing of fucked-up beauty. So I was stoked that McBride signed on as star and co-writer of Your Highness. But the air goes out of that balloon pretty damn quick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 7, 2011
I feel a kind of head-swiveling awe in Your Highness's concentration of aimless inanity, in the purity of its devotion to its own louche principles.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 7, 2011
A cunning weave of low and high, regal and smutty, splendiferous and splattery.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 7, 2011
The film will probably play a lot better in dorm rooms with plenty of beer kegs and bongs on hand, but in the confines of a movie theater, it's deadly - the sort of bad comedy Mel Brooks made late in his career, until he finally smartened up and quit.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 7, 2011
For a few hours after having seen "Your Highness," I considered the possibility that it was the worst movie ever made.
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David Germain
Associated Press
April 6, 2011
Co-writer McBride and his collaborators apparently set out on a quest to ram as much coarse language and as many adolescent sexual gags into a movie as possible, maybe to cover the fact that the movie doesn't contain much else.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 6, 2011
With this cast, as well as director David Gordon Green on board, you expect a lot more than the occasional chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 6, 2011
When the jokes sputter and the kingdom of Your Highness is littered with the joint carnage of broad gags, bloody violence, and dorky wizard magic, where, oh where, can a loyal subject look for fun?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
April 6, 2011
The rest of the action elicited only stray chortles, a raised eyebrow, or rolled eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
April 6, 2011
The movie's improvisatory recklessness often relies on stock, fallback comedy: scenes lazily punchlined on four-letter words, pot slang, and gay jokes only offensive in their unoriginality.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 6, 2011
That skunky smell emanating from "Your Highness" ain't pot; it's the stink of miscalculation that surrounds an inside joke gone awry.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 6, 2011
David Gordon Green's hard-R comedy is an ambler's delight, never content to race so much as to linger on its crude yet benign misadventures.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 5, 2011
Falls instead into a deep chasm of such comic lowness after less than five minutes that it's unable to extricate itself. Things get so bad you half expect a cameo by Nicolas Cage.