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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%

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"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
"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
"Uneven yes, funny at times, yes, often uproariously so."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"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 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
"A Million Ways to Die in the West spends more time trying to push the buttons of its audience rather than entertaining it. It's amusing in small doses, but as a whole it's about three horseshoes away from being an atrocity to the comedy genre."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.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
"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
"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."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
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