'Your Highness' Critic Reviews

57%
MovieWeb:   8 reviews
26%
Rotten Tomatoes:   172 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    More penis-in-codpiece than tongue-in-cheek.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    Danny McBride leads the cast in an immature broad comedy calculated to outrage those nose-wrinklers of a peevish and fastidious disposition.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    This movie is so sophomoric, it makes Pineapple Express, and even Harold and Kumar, look like sophisticated wit.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Stephanie Merry Washington Post (Top Critic)
    50
    While the chemistry between characters is impressive and the comic delivery spot-on, the jokes feel unoriginal.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    A radioactive turd disguised as a sword-and-sorcery comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Pinkerton Village Voice (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    25
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    50
    The rest of the action elicited only stray chortles, a raised eyebrow, or rolled eyes.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Edelstein New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    A cunning weave of low and high, regal and smutty, splendiferous and splattery.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    25
    The screenplay by Danny McBride is so hopeless, he didn't even write himself a good role, and he plays the lead.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    An inventory of the preoccupations of 13-year-old boys.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    13
    It is a pox on comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    25
    This film looks like it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    40
    With this cast, as well as director David Gordon Green on board, you expect a lot more than the occasional chuckle.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    That skunky smell emanating from "Your Highness" ain't pot; it's the stink of miscalculation that surrounds an inside joke gone awry.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    When somebody says, "The quest sucks," I was inclined to agree.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    50
    The fortieth time you hear the F-bomb in a Medieval setting isn't nearly as funny as the fourth or fifth.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Leonard Maltin indieWIRE (Top Critic)
    In theory, I suppose it would be funny-and incongruous-if in the middle of a serious costume drama a noble action hero uttered a four-letter word. Hearing Danny McBride do just that, repeatedly, in Your Highness not only isn't funny but grows wearisome...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric Kohn indieWIRE (Top Critic)
    The weirdest aspect of "Your Highness" is seeing so many talented people in material that's beneath them.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Liam Lacey Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    38
    Basically, the script, from the title on down, feels like something sketched out on rolling papers.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    For a few hours after having seen "Your Highness," I considered the possibility that it was the worst movie ever made.
    Full Review » 3 years ago