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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 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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"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 overboard."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Elevated above the usual fare by an engaging and complex relationship between its two stars, 3:10 To Yuma would be a thoroughly entertaining two hours whatever the genre - the Western setting is almost a bonus."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Director James Mangold amps up the blood and thunder without sacrificing the moral complexity of Elmore Leonard's original short story."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Bale and Crowe are superlative, but Mangold's rote, banal expansion never quickens the pulse."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"Having the chutzpah to make a straightforward, unself-aware oater feels downright revolutionary. Whether that's enough to justify this enterprise, however, is debatable."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"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 mere nostalgic homage."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The real thrill of the film lies in watching these two men, sat on various sides of the moral fence, gradually converge and respect each other."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"3:10 to Yuma confirms that the western is alive and kicking with a vengeance."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Mangold's direction is effective, if unobtrusive, and the dusty deserts of the American west continue to provide a cinematic palette that fails to run dry."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"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 and stern masculine traditions."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"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."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"3:10 to Yuma is as heavy on character as it sounds like it should be ... and still a rip-roaring adventure around it; until it all gets away from director James Mangold in a crashing heap of unlikely motivation and flawed decisions."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"It is part of the richness of 3.10 to Yuma that this is a classical piece of storytelling with themes and characters that can be found in the very earliest Westerns."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Sight and Sound
"Gives "solid craftsmanship" a dreary name"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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