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Movie Reviews by Sandro Monetti – A Million Ways to Die in the West – “Hit and miss comedy mostly misfires”

Written By Sandro Monetti
Published: Monday, June 9th, 2014

 

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A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: “Hit and miss comedy mostly misfires”
By Celebrity Insider SANDRO MONETTI

RATING: 2 out of 5


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The trouble with this comedy film is that it tries to please too many tastes all at the same time.
Instead of settling on a consistent tone, it veers wildly between clever and crude, witty and wacky, tasteful and tasteless.
As a result, watching it becomes a very hit and miss experience with some jokes landing well but most of them falling flat.
I was expecting more from talented writer, director and star Seth McFarlane but maybe he wore too many hats on this one.
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However, one very good decision he made was to cast Charlize Theron, who emerges with her dignity intact thanks to a most enjoyable performance as a gunslinging mystery woman.
She gives Seth’s cowardly sheep farmer character the courage to stand up for himself and find a better life after he chickens out of a gunfight and gets dumped by his girlfriend.
But what could have been a cute romantic comedy gets stampeded instead by the onslaught of too many misfiring scenes.
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The film may be set in the wild west…but it’s not wildly funny.

 

RATING: 2 out of 5.

 


 

Sandro’s movie rating system:

1 out of 5 Terrible. Bomb.

2 out of 5 Disappointing/dull.

3 out of 5 Good. Solid movie.

4 out of 5 Very good.

5 out of 5 Excellent. Instant classic.

 


 


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Photo of Sandro by Dawn Bowery from the book California Dreaming: Brits in LA Book

 


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