Lots of comedians try their hand at drama at one time or another (look at you Bill Murray, Jim Carrey and Robin Williams), were generally critically acclaimed. However, when dramatic actors try to play a comedy, things tend to get dramatic. Liam Neeson learned this bitter lesson when he signed on to star in Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”
He plays Clinch Leatherwood, a notorious outlaw and husband of Anna (Charlize Theron), who befriends Albert (MacFarlane), a slightly mean shepherd. With Anna’s help, Albert learns the courage and skill needed to take down Clinch. It’s a pretty simple premise, but in the right hands it can produce some quality laughs. Unfortunately, critics felt the film was The decision is not in your hands. Or at least, the hands don’t know what they’re doing. The movie sucks, that’s what we’re saying.
We’ll admit that it’s at least a little tempting to once see Neeson as the villain. But he doesn’t do anything interesting with the character (unlike the script helped). Just Liam Neeson saying his lines in costume. Everyone else remembers it too, and we don’t just mean the actors. The story is meh. The cinematography, music and staging are all first level. Only some joke land. Everyone involved can do better than this.
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