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Watson Reviews: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Director: Seth MacFarlane Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild Studios: Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Fuzzy Door Productions, Bluegrass Films Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson Release Date (UK): May 30, 2014 Certificate: 15 Runtime: 116 min

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” comes from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy,” an animated show which runs for 22 minutes. Which is funny, because in “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” there’s maybe about 22 minutes of good material. The rest of the film, i.e. the other hour and a half, is filler, and slow-moving filler at that. I find that weird: “Family Guy” is known for being hectic and wild and crazy, yet “A Million Ways to Die in the West” moves along at a snail’s pace. Maybe MacFarlane needs to hire a new editor. Then again, maybe the film feels so slow because those 22 minutes are being stretched far beyond their limitations. (Continue READING…)

HotDog4(4 Outta 10)


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