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: May 30, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2014
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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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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

The problem is that this story and all its supposed shock value is just plain boring.

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James Berardinelli

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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Carolyn Cox
The Mary Sue

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.

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Wesley Morris

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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

But for all its hit-and-miss jokes, there are lots of ways to die laughing at this Western raunchfest.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

The movie has more respect and affection for the Old West (and old western movies) than I imagined it could. The Oscar stint and Ted remain unforgiven, but I'm willing to look at whatever MacFarlane does next.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With a kind of clever (and really funny) humor that may not appeal to everyone's tastes, MacFarlane finds the perfect balance between slapstick nonsense… 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
Daniel Mumby
Seth Macfarlane has rapidly become of the most divisive comedians of the modern era. The continuing, often baffling success of Family Guy and American Dad! have… More
Kevin M. Williams
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
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