A Million Ways to Die in the West Reviews

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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 1, 2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West feels like about 80 minutes of material was padded out to 110 minutes.
May 30, 2014
The problem isn't just that MacFarlane is a bad actor, but that Anna's character makes absolutely no sense.
May 30, 2014
The movie, which MacFarlane directed and cowrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, is clever about its anachronisms. You stay surprised.
May 30, 2014
In A Million Ways to Die in the West, director-star Seth MacFarlane builds an imposing, affectionate reconstruction of the American movie West, then defaces it with funny mustaches -- often literally.
May 30, 2014
If you measure a comedy by how many times you laughed, Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West, at least for me, is a middling success.
May 30, 2014
But for all its hit-and-miss jokes, there are lots of ways to die laughing at this Western raunchfest.
May 30, 2014
Some of the gags do land - maybe one in four. But the genre-parody genre with big stars and poop jokes needs a little more class than MacFarlane is capable of providing.
May 30, 2014
Yes, there are a million ways to die in the west. Boredom shouldn't be one of them.
May 30, 2014
A failure on nearly every level, "A Million Ways to Die in the West" almost approaches so-bad-you-need-to-see-it categorization.
May 30, 2014
This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud.
May 30, 2014
Feels more like an extended riff than a fully fleshed-out film.
May 29, 2014
If there were a shootout in the Hollywood comedic corral between...Blazing Saddles, and the new kid in town, A Million Ways to Die in the West, it's not even a contest. Brooks' classic would chase the upstart out of town with a backside full of lead.
May 29, 2014
One long joke about much it would have sucked to live (and die, at a relatively young age), in the Old West.
May 29, 2014
The down-for-anything cast, along with a handful of welcome cameos, can't prop up its weakest link: Seth MacFarlane.
May 29, 2014
MacFarlane is a very funny dude, and there are times "A Million Ways to Die" is indeed funny. But too often the movie feels half-baked.
May 29, 2014
Your mileage may vary depending on your enthusiasm for his smirking frat-boy comedy.
May 29, 2014
There's nothing about this plotline that doesn't feel like a retread, and MacFarlane, I'm sorry to report, still seems like the funniest guy in the writers' room rather than a genuine movie star.
May 29, 2014
What's to hate? Let me count the ways. The laziness of the writing. The numbing overreliance on poop and pee jokes. The long, arid stretches between anything resembling a joke.
May 29, 2014
The problem isn't that the jokes are crass; they're just not that funny.
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