A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
33%
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User Score
41%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it offers a few laughs and boasts a talented cast, Seth MacFarlane's overlong, aimless A Million Ways to Die in the West is a disappointingly scattershot affair.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.'

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A Million Ways to Die in the West feels like about 80 minutes of material was padded out to 110 minutes.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

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.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

The movie, which MacFarlane directed and cowrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, is clever about its anachronisms. You stay surprised.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So this would be Seth MacFarlane's own comedy western version (or should I say attempt) of 'Blazing Saddles' or 'City Slickers' with… More
Alice Shen
Seth MacFarlane is a versatile seriocomedic actor with a delicious basso voice, and Charlize Theron is a hip chick with surprisingly great deadpan timing. He… More
Kase Vollebregt
A misguided farce whose best parts were probably ruined by the trailers, and whose other parts were ruined by just not being funny. MacFarlane's comedic… More
Film Crazy
For a comedy giant he sure failed on this stale movie that leaves you more gobsmacked with some of the inappropriate jokes then laughing with joy. Amusing in… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Or, tenderfoot nerd learns the ways of the West, one of the oldest horses to kick around. McFarlane gives it a twist by having our hero learn said ways from a… More
Manu Gino
From the guy who brought you Ted. Good Movie! MacFarlane has proved time and again that he can write intelligent, thought-provoking comedy, but much like his… More