A Million Ways to Die in the West Reviews

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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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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 6, 2014
There are a million moments in which to contemplate your own demise while watching the smug self-indulgence and cheap, overelaborated non-comedy of this vanity project.
August 1, 2014
There is plenty to amuse in A Million Ways to Die in the West, but it's not a very good movie.
June 30, 2014
MacFarlane's legions of fans will no doubt flock to his latest reckless creation with an eagerness to please, but afterward they might just plead with him to keep his day job.
June 16, 2014
The one person who gets the balance right, weighing parody and homage, is the composer, Joel McNeely, whose opening theme stirs hopes and memories that the movie cannot match.
June 11, 2014
While I'm sure fans will find something to appreciate, I personally found this to be the worst comedy since Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2 and easily one of the worst of the year.
June 9, 2014
It forces characters into situations that are silly without reason, and expects the premise to substantiate a lot of bizarre twists that seem to exist out of total conceit.
June 8, 2014
A comedy that desperately wants to emulate Mel Brooks, but fails in every respect.
June 6, 2014
Well-meaning sheep farmer runs afoul of ruthless gunfighter. Also, Neil Patrick Harris sh*ts in a hat.
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