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A Million Ways to Die in the West
Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Starring alongside MacFarlane are Oscar (R) winner Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"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.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Seth MacFarlane is tedious, but Charlize Theron saves the day."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"There's no depth to what you see on screen here: MacFarlane is simply doing what he does best; delivering cheap laughs as he continues to try and push the boundaries."
‑ Jess Lomas, Quickflix
"A Million Ways to Die in the West feels like about 80 minutes of material was padded out to 110 minutes."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"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."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"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."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The movie, which MacFarlane directed and cowrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, is clever about its anachronisms. You stay surprised."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Despite all the costumes, stunt work, and locations in Monument Valley, this big-budget western spoof by Seth MacFarlane is too glib to live up to its potential."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"There is plenty to amuse in A Million Ways to Die in the West, but it's not a very good movie."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"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."
‑ Josh Hylton, Dark Horizons
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