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Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James... read more read more... Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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R, 2 hr. 2 min.

Directed by: James Mangold

Release Date: September 7, 2007

Keywords: action, guy, old, western, 1957, cowboy, paced

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DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008

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  • March 2, 2008
    Christian Bale continues to shine as one of his generations best.
  • January 3, 2014
    3:10 To Yuma is a remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford western in which an honest rancher injured in the civil war takes on the job of escorting a notorious outlaw to the prison train in order to save his family's ranch from the railroad. This film really does retain the spirit of the o... read moreriginal as it has a real old-fashioned feel to it. The direction is glossy rather than gritty and the story of two contrasting personalities learning mutual respect under adverse circumstances is hardly a new one. But Bale and Crowe put in a couple of great performances, bolstering the rather workmanlike themes; Bale's down at heel working man trying to find some self respect and Crowe's educated and charming but ruthless outlaw spark off some really good chemistry, particularly during the great showdown finale. It probably won't win over anybody who does not like traditional westerns but it's a very well executed and enjoyable tale for those who do.
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    October 8, 2013
    A movie that is able to call back to the simplistic fun of golden age Westerns while still exploring complex character relationships. "3:10 to Yuma" is my favorite Western thanks to spectacular action, engaging performances, and a sense of adventure and freedom that just isn't th... read moreat common anymore.
  • October 27, 2012
    Very good western film. Strong performances by Bale and Crowe.
  • March 9, 2012
    incredibly deep character study. loved the ending. not a very typical blockbuster western movie. i loved the cinematography and style. unfortunately, lacking technicalities, pacing issues, and a restricted freedom to delve into its interesting theme prevent "3:10 to Yuma" to be a... read more masterpiece. But yes, it's that good. i highly recommend watching this incredible movie.
  • February 9, 2012
    Hmmm not as good as I expected it to be, it looks fantastic and the cast are very good but its just dull dull dull! the beginning and end gun fights are very good but the rest is uneventful. The robbers aren't really that intense and the law are abit too wet haha I have never rea... read morelly liked westerns to be honest, they are all very much the same plot wise and this is no different. Its a good film but nothing special, the cast outweighs the movie in my humble opinion.
  • November 6, 2011
    Good remake. Good cast. Christian - a poor rancher is offered money to hold and transport an outlaw - Russell to a train bound for the jail in Yuma. Both characters aren't what they first appear. Russell maybe a notorious ruthless outlaw by profession, perhaps by necessity in the... read more wild west but he has a much deeper side to him. Christian appears to be a stubborn rancher who refuses to move off his unproductive land, but he does it for his family.
  • fb573414556
    August 24, 2011
    After 'The Proposition' I decided to watch another western. The closest one to hand was '3:10 to Yuma', I put it in not expecting much but 2 hours later I was very pleasently pleased.

    First of all '3:10 to Yuma' is better then 'The Proposition', although just as slow towards the... read more begininning '3:10 to Yuma' has a more exciting premise and was more gripping. As well as being a better story '3:10 to Yuma' also has better characters, especially Russel Crowe's character, who is a charasmatic killer who needs to be transported to a train station by a group of police and do-gooders, one of whom is Christian Bale. I have never really been a big fan of Bale, It's not that I think he can't act (I like his films) it's just that he comes across as a bit of a prick, after '3:10 to Yuma' I feel a bit different about the subject though (maybe it's because his character is so nice?)

    Another aspect of the story revolves around Bale's family, his son in particular who believes his fater isn't capable of anything and decides to sneak along behind his father on his journey. Throughout the film you discover how Bale's son is very much like Crowe's character and this makes for an intersting dynamic.

    The film also follows Crowe's old gang who are trying to rescue him and reeking havok at the same time, while this is going on though Crowe's character develops an unlikely connection to Bale's which impacts the rest of the film immensely.

    The end of the film starts of as just a big shootout while Crowe's gang try to rescue him, it turns into something so much better then that, it was like a 'Devil's Rejects' moment and was extremely enjoyable to watch, overall it really wraps up the film nicely.'3:10 to Yuma' is probably the most enjoyable western I have seen to date, it generally surprised me.
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    August 9, 2011
    My favorite western and one of my favorite movies! Great acting with tons of action!
  • July 7, 2011
    James Mangold's '3:10 to Yuma' may lose its touch at certain spots along the ride, but a visceral climax puts it back on track. The performances are excellent, the cinematography is beautiful, and the suspense is fierce. The film reminds you of classics such as 'High Noon' with i... read morets meaningful use of Time, and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' with a likable duo and adventurous journey. '3:10 to Yuma' may not pack every possible punch, but when it does, it knocks you off your feet. Another reason why 2007 was a brilliant year for movies.

Critic Reviews

Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Bob Mondello,

Nothing terribly original happens in this remake of a 1957 semi-classic that starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, but everything happens smoothly and with grace. Full Review

David Fear
January 18, 2008
David Fear, Time Out New York

Having the chutzpah to make a straightforward, unself-aware oater feels downright revolutionary. Whether that's enough to justify this enterprise, however, is debatable. Full Review

Mark Bourne
January 8, 2008
Mark Bourne,

Mangold's film is more than sufficiently subtexty and cynical for our modern sensibilities while simultaneously embracing Mangold's obvious pleasure in the Westerns' time-honored swinging saloon doors... Full Review

Tasha Robinson
September 20, 2007
Tasha Robinson, AV Club

Mangold delivers a taut modern take on a lesser classic, preserving the High Noon themes about doing the right thing against all odds, and injecting a more modern pacing and urgency without going over... Full Review

Trevor Johnston
September 14, 2007
Trevor Johnston, Time Out

The two leads' sparking byplay, Crowe's addled cockiness versus Bale's nervy grit, would grace any surroundings, but it's a pleasure to revisit the frontier in a drama which feels far more vital than ... Full Review

Tom Charity
September 11, 2007
Tom Charity,

James Mangold's expert and entertaining 3:10 to Yuma demonstrates both the Western's age-old appeal, and the problems it presents to a contemporary filmmaker. Full Review

David Edelstein
September 10, 2007
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture

The editing is tense and there's mucho splatter but the climax is unforgivable for reasons I can't spell out -- and owes something to a recent picture I can't name. Full Review

Joe Williams
September 8, 2007
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Crowe and Bale are a great study in contrasts, yet the two characters develop a grudging respect for each other that enriches the murky morality play that makes up the last half hour. Full Review

Stephen Hunter
September 7, 2007
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

The movie feels like an uneasy combination of new and old western stylings. Full Review

Claudia Puig
September 7, 2007
Claudia Puig, USA Today

3:10 to Yuma is a drama well worth the journey. Full Review

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