Your Highness

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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.

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Prince Thadeous (Danny McBride) has always lived his life in the shadow of his brother, the heir apparent, Prince Fabious (James Franco). Tired of always being passed over, Thadeous is now content to slack off, drink mead and enjoy the company of a maiden or two, while Fabious has fabulous adventures. But when an evil wizard kidnaps Fabious' fiancee (Zooey Deschanel), Thadeous has no choice but to find his inner hero and join his brother's quest to save her.

Cast & Crew

Danny McBride
Thadeous
Charles Dance
King Tallious
Simon Farnaby
Manioius the Bold
Danny McBride
Screenwriter
Ben Best
Screenwriter
Danny McBride
Executive Producer
Andrew Z. Davis
Executive Producer
Jon Mone
Executive Producer
Mark Huffam
Executive Producer
Tim Orr
Cinematographer
Craig Alpert
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  • Feb 07, 2016
    Nowhere near as funny as it should of been, There are some pretty funny laughs to be had at times but they are far few between, A very predictable and old story, Nothing new accept for the humour is more for older adults than most films like this, But apart from that it's nothing memorable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2014
    David Gordon Green is still, in my book, the most disturbingly serious cinematic mutation I have ever seen in a filmmaker. The film sells a weird mix of violence and gore, sexual humor, crude gags, fantasy action, treachery, friendship, "heroism", brotherhood and costume-drama romance. Are those too many things to handle properly so you can avoid disaster? Yes, they are. Did we have a disaster of a film? Yes, we did. Did all the elements listed were given proper treatment? Hell no. Terrible miscasts participate in Green's official sale of his soul to the devil of Hollywood's financial greed. Still, I appreciate when a film is not afraid of its own R-rating. With some unpredictable moments and creative twists, we manage to have between hands a no more than entertaining ride. It never hesitates to raise some scandalous moments that a PG-13 rating would never have allowed; how terrible it is that this was close to a train wreck, galaxies away from the true demented talent of a Monty Python crew. It doesn't even try to be as witty as Mel Brook's comedic mentality during the 80s. The timing of the delivery of every f-bomb and other curse words is out of place and completely forced. For some weird reason, the makers thought that assigning a "refined" 18th Century language to the characters, making a silence of two seconds and then saying a curse word was funny. That's primary school humor! It does nothing, basically. 45/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2012
    Dumbfoundingly lazy medieval comedy-in-name-only. Imagine you're the producer knocking back some cold ones with pals Danny McBride and James Franco one night and one of you (you can't remember who) suggests you should all make a comedy with knights, maidens, and wizards. "Just like those Montgomery Pylon guys." Still laughing at the thought, you drunk-dial Natalie Portman as a crank call since James has her number, and to your still slightly cognizant surprise she agrees to be in the movie because as fate would have it she is also extremely smashed from attending her cousin's bar mitzvah. The next day, everything comes together magically - the ample funding, the studio machine ready to market the film on a wide scale, the lawyers who remind Natalie that a verbal agreement made while intoxicated is still an agreement. All that is going for you - and THIS pile of peasant poop is the best you can come up with??!? Wow. Mel Brooks' lightweight <i>Men In Tights</i> is <i>The Holy Grail</i> by comparison.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2012
    In "Your Highness," Prince Fabious(James Franco) has just returned from another successful quest, bringing back not only the requisite head of a monster but also Belladonna(Zooey Deschanel), his intended bride. His layabout brother Thadeous(Danny McBride), having just barely escaped a tight situation himself, is tired of all the attention his brother has been getting and decides to skip the wedding to get stoned, even though he is the best man. In retrospect, that might not have been such a bad idea as the dastardly wizard Leezar(Justin Theroux) shows up to kick everybody's butt, reclaiming Belladonna in the process. So, Fabious is off to the rescue, along with Thadeous who is given little choice by their father, the king(Charles Dance). First stop, the wizard. As a comedy, "Your Highness" comes up lame and is unnecessarily vulgar, relying on tired old jokes from the general neighborhood of "Blackadder" and "The Princess Bride" which were much better at this sort of thing. It does not help that the comically inept Danny McBride(who also co-wrote the script, in case you're wondering who to blame) is in the lead. However, the rest of the cast is not half bad, led by Natalie Portman who takes "Your Highness" on her petite shoulders in order to put the boys in their place. But that's not until about the halfway mark, so the movie is something of a slog until then. Surprisingly, even in full sell-out mode, David Gordon Green shows a flair for the action scenes, along with some nice fantasy touches.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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