Peter Travers: 'Arthur' and 'Your Highness' are Dead on Arrival

Two new comedies starring Russell Brand and Danny McBride fail to bring the laughs

Peter Travers is throwing two more horrible comedies into the Scum Bucket this week. Travers says that Arthur, a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy starring Russell Brand, is timid, overly sentimental and dead on arrival. He's even more disappointed by Your Highness, in which a great cast featuring Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel is totally wasted on unfunny scatological humor.

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Your Highness


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