A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

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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
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

Sorry but this was the worst 'comedy' I have ever seen, my expectations were high after watching a million Family guy episodes and enjoying the brilliant Ted. But this falls flat from the start and just couldn't find its feet.

1.0
0

Lots of well thought trough comedy scenes. After all everyone has a different sense of humour but the ones that gave 2 stares or less definitely don’t have any.

4.0
0

Thank you to Flicks for the free tickets. I'm so glad I didn't pay to see this film. The only funny scenes are in the trailer - every other gag is centred on farts, diarrhea or prostitutes. Charlize Theron tries her best but is given terrible lines. Someone needs to tell Seth Macfarlane that he's not as funny as thinks he is. Anyone who wants to see a well...

2.0
0

Even though the film was puerile, it had a lot of laugh out loud moments. If you like the cult western 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)- you'll love this!

4.0
0

Pointless cameo's that add nothing to the film, fart jokes, immature and no actual plot, Theron was a plus. Not sure why "Hollywood" make films like this then moan about pirates. Stop wasting loose change on gaff like this!

1.0
0

Good movie, worth watching. Quite a different being a comdey in a western, I'm not usually a fan of westerns but this was a good change.

4.0
0

Moustache emporium

5.0
0

funny, heaps of star cameos, a good non thinking movie

3.0
0

I did enjoy this movie but it could have been funnier. I think they could have chosen someone better to be his love interest and not Charlize Theron, maybe someone younger (or someone who isn't actually dating an old man in real-life, aka Sean Penn). But love Liam Neeson in this! Didn't know he could play a bad guy, nor a funny guy!

0

This isn't a bad movie. But while MacFarlane's style of comedy has been up my alley in the past, this wasn't quite enough to quench my thirst. It just felt a bit slow and didn't seem to "get going" at any real point. Because of this there's just too much I don't care about in-between. All the actors do a perfectly great job, the structure just let the whole...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

Sorry but this was the worst 'comedy' I have ever seen, my expectations were high after watching a million Family guy episodes and enjoying the brilliant Ted. But this falls flat from the start and just couldn't find its feet.

1.0
0

Lots of well thought trough comedy scenes. After all everyone has a different sense of humour but the ones that gave 2 stares or less definitely don’t have any.

4.0
0

Thank you to Flicks for the free tickets. I'm so glad I didn't pay to see this film. The only funny scenes are in the trailer - every other gag is centred on farts, diarrhea or prostitutes. Charlize Theron tries her best but is given terrible lines. Someone needs to tell Seth Macfarlane that he's not as funny as thinks he is. Anyone who wants to see a...

2.0
0

Even though the film was puerile, it had a lot of laugh out loud moments. If you like the cult western 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)- you'll love this!

4.0
0

Pointless cameo's that add nothing to the film, fart jokes, immature and no actual plot, Theron was a plus. Not sure why "Hollywood" make films like this then moan about pirates. Stop wasting loose change on gaff like this!

1.0
0

Good movie, worth watching. Quite a different being a comdey in a western, I'm not usually a fan of westerns but this was a good change.

4.0
0

Moustache emporium

5.0
0

funny, heaps of star cameos, a good non thinking movie

3.0
0

I did enjoy this movie but it could have been funnier. I think they could have chosen someone better to be his love interest and not Charlize Theron, maybe someone younger (or someone who isn't actually dating an old man in real-life, aka Sean Penn). But love Liam Neeson in this! Didn't know he could play a bad guy, nor a funny guy!

0

This isn't a bad movie. But while MacFarlane's style of comedy has been up my alley in the past, this wasn't quite enough to quench my thirst. It just felt a bit slow and didn't seem to "get going" at any real point. Because of this there's just too much I don't care about in-between. All the actors do a perfectly great job, the structure just let the...

3.0
0