Movie Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Posted: May 29, 2014 in movies
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CBS Philly

By Bill Wine
KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Seth MacFarlane is a prodigious talent, which we’re reminded of in the opening credits of A Million Ways to Die in the West, where he’s listed as director, producer, co-writer, and star.

Hey, he’s gotta show off: that’s what showoffs do.

But it’s doubtful that this is what comedy hyphenate MacFarlane wants us thinking about as his western spoof unfolds. And yet those thoughts do intrude on the risible festivities.

(2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)

MacFarlance’s last big-screen outing was Ted, which was a hoot and a blockbuster.  Then came his Oscar-hosting gig, for which he got, unfairly or not, the critical boot.

So now director Seth MacFarlane gets back on the horse with A Million Ways to Die in the West.  And this time the creator of TV’s animated comedy “Family Guy” is front and center, not only…

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