Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Movie Trivia News Showtimes

      Your Highness

      2011, Comedy/Adventure, 1h 42m

      184 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

      What to know

      Critics 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. Read critic reviews

      You might also like

      See More
      Sucker Punch
      In Time
      Insidious
      Hall Pass
      Traitor

      Where to watch Your Highness

      Rent/buy Rent/buy Rent/buy

      Rent Your Highness on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, or buy it on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu.

      Rate And Review

      User image

      Verified

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)



      • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Step 2 of 2

        How did you buy your ticket?

        Let's get your review verified.

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

        You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)

      • How did you buy your ticket?

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

      Your Highness  Photos

      Your Highness (2011) Your Highness (2011) Your Highness (2011)

      Movie Info

      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.

      • Rating: R (Pervasive Language|Nudity|Some Drug Use|Strong Crude Sexual Content|Violence)

      • Genre: Comedy, Adventure

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Gordon Green

      • Producer: Scott Stuber

      • Writer: Danny McBride, Ben Best

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $21.6M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Stuber Pictures

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby SRD, DTS

      Cast & Crew

      Charles Dance
      Simon Farnaby
      Danny McBride
      Ben Best
      Danny McBride
      Andrew Z. Davis
      Jon Mone
      Mark Huffam
      Tim Orr
      Craig Alpert
      Steve Jablonsky
      Mark Tildesley
      Gary Freeman
      Tom McCullagh
      Paul Kirby
      David Warren
      Dominic Capon
      Hazel Webb-Crozier

      News & Interviews for Your Highness

      Critic Reviews for Your Highness

      Audience Reviews for Your Highness

      • 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.

        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

        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.

        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

      Movie & TV guides

      View All