A Million Ways to Die in the West Reviews

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November 20, 2019
Overall, A Million Ways to Die in the West is entertaining and funny, and it is great to see [Seth] MacFarlane in a live-action role.
August 6, 2019
It would be easier to shrug off writer/director/actor/egomaniac Seth McFarlane's blatant racism and misogyny if he was funny or had a point. Alas, he isn't and he doesn't.
March 22, 2019
The best stuff is when McFarlane plays up the rag-tangled daftness of the genre, which is perhaps why comparisons to Mel Brooks may not be entirely defunct.
March 6, 2019
Good idea, indeed, but the lazy writing resorts to tiresome clichés, thinly-sketched characters, gags that for the most part miss their mark, sloppy narrative and a script in which most lines feature the F-word and derivatives thereof.
February 1, 2019
This is like watching a mediocre episode of "Family Guy" that is four times longer and much cruder.
January 15, 2019
There are hilarious things within A Million Ways to Die in the West, there are cringe-worthy things, and there are many elements in between.
November 27, 2018
The problem with the film is that Seth MacFarlane (the director) has been tasked with making a leading man out of Seth MacFarlane (the actor).
November 1, 2018
Despite all of the obvious flaws, I did find myself caught up thanks to MacFarlane and Theron's chemistry, and there were just enough genuine laughs to keep me entertained.
October 23, 2018
[McFarlane] is trying to push boundaries that most politically correct comedies and comedians stampeded away from years ago. For me, that is how the West is truly won.
August 17, 2017
The problem is that this story and all its supposed shock value is just plain boring.
August 2, 2017
A Million Ways to Die's endless parade of toots undermines its actors. The writing also manages to find less-scatological ways to disrespect women and minorities.
July 7, 2017
The movie has more respect and affection for the Old West (and old western movies) than I imagined it could. The Oscar stint and Ted remain unforgiven, but I'm willing to look at whatever MacFarlane does next.
June 14, 2016
Neil Patrick Harris owns the movie's funniest scene, involving not one, but two bowler hats and no relief in sight.
June 13, 2016
The funniest thing about One Million Ways ...? How come McFarlane was much more convincing as Ted than he is here as a real person.
April 15, 2016
MacFarlane's aim is true when it comes to the pic's continuous meta-commentary.
March 7, 2016
[MacFarlane] thinks he's winking-making bad jokes to subvert their precise calculation with awkward explanations he hopes conjure laughs-but it's a plea of desperation.
November 13, 2014
Although hardly 'Blazing Saddles,' the movie is pretty funny when it depicts the Old West as a place of such 'general depressing awfulness' it can sink a person into 'a disgusting, awful, dirty cesspool of despair.'
November 7, 2014
There are moments of wit in the script, and one or two strong scenes, but the film feels oddly directionless for much of its runtime.
October 10, 2014
Audiences high on popcorn fumes will laugh along at the smut. But, at its core, this is a spiritually empty vessel trying to make a lot of box office noise. Blazing Saddles (1974) or Cat Ballou (1965) it ain't.
August 7, 2014
Seth MacFarlane is tedious, but Charlize Theron saves the day.
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