ELLE reviews A Million Ways to Die in the West

All-star cast

Seth MacFarlane confirmed his prowess as a comedy writer with 2012's (his triumphant transition from cartoons to film starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis) so we expected good things from A Million Ways to Die in the West. And good things we got.

The film features a glittering cast including ELLE cover star Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane, while humorously tackling the desperate times of the wild American frontier in 1882.

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As the title implies, there are a million ways to die in the West, which is shown graphically and intermittently throughout the film: a particularly gory moment starts with four men hoisting a gargantuan ice-block above their heads.

Supplying endless laughs in a very slapstick sense (there’s a whole song dedicated to moustaches, as well as a load of sheep-related humour), the film has you half-giggling half-grimacing throughout.

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Charlize Theron steals the show as the wife of villainous outlaw, Liam Neeson, and with surprise cameos from the likes of Jamie Foxx, Ryan Reynolds, and Ewan McGregor – it makes for a truly all-star show.

See the trailer below:

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