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Your Highness

comedy


Get high and mighty with Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman in Your Highness, the epic and hilarious action-comedy from the director of Pineapple Express.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    27%
  • Audience Score
    34%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Ridiculous fantasy comedy is more crass, violent than funny.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this wildly profane, over-the-top medieval fantasy adventure from the director of Pineapple Express has two stars who are likely to appeal to teens: James Franco and Natalie Portman. But this is a raunchy, "hard R" comedy that isn't age appropriate for younger viewers. It's filled with vulgar jokes and cursing ("f--k," "s--t," and more), and there are tons of references to sex, as well as some nudity (breasts, a woman's bottom), drug use, and drinking. And there's plenty of violence -- in the form of sword-fighting, gory battles, torturous creature deaths, and fight scenes -- too.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's style of humor. It's clearly meant to be over the top -- what's the appeal of that kind of comedy?
  • Would the movie be as funny without all of the sex, swearing, and violence?
  • How does this movie compare to other fantasy adventures? Would it work as a straight fantasy, without the crude humor? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    27%
    reviews counted: 20
    see all Your Highness reviews
  • Audience

    34%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fresh: 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.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rotten: An inventory of the preoccupations of 13-year-old boys.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, April 7, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

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

- jmanard52, Thursday, May 19, 2011

3 stars

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.

- CloudStrife84, Thursday, August 2, 2012

1 star

I don't know for who this movie was intended. It has a production style that harkens back to the 80s fantasy movies, a cast that people in their 20s and 30s would appreciate, and unclever dialogue aimed to please 14 year-old boys, or maybe that is an insult to 14 year-old boys.

- fb1672039553, Sunday, April 29, 2012