A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Family Guy creator (and Ted director) Seth MacFarlane writes, directs and stars as a cowardly sheep herder turned gunslinger in this old West comedy. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris and Liam Neeson.

After Albert (McFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, her love helps Albert find his courage. Soon though, her husband - a notorious outlaw - arrives seeking revenge and Albert must put his newfound balls on the line.

2014Rating: R16, Violence, sexual references, drug use & offensive language115 minsUSA
ComedyWestern

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A Million Ways to Die in the West / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Judd Apatow's films are cited for off-setting their low-brow stylings with a tangible sweetness. Seth McFarlane is Apatow's artistic complement – the Family Guy/American Dad creator's comedy empire is defined by a healthy mean streak. That mean streak helps mark his new film away from other Western comedies, but can't make up for the overall scarcity of sustained laughs.

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Variety

Variety

A flaccid all-star farce that's handsomely dressed up with nowhere to go for most of its padded two-hour running time.

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Total Film

Total Film

In the venerable tradition of Cat Ballou and Blazing Saddles, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western boasts gags galore – some a lot cruder than others. But the hits outnumber the misses.

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Time Out

Time Out

MacFarlane’s irreverent humor feels subdued without the jolt of animation that gave his previous big-screen effort, Ted.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Feels less like a film than like an extremely long, fairly inspired live-action episode of Family Guy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

MacFarlane's take on the Western is considerably tamer than that of earlier smart-aleck postmodernists.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Well, I'm not sure the world needed two whole minutes of a gastrically panicked Neil Patrick Harris defecating in hats.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A Million Jokes Die In The West. Well, not a million. Most of them. Most of the jokes die in the West.

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