3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: This remake of a classic Western improves on the original, thanks to fiery performances from Russell Crowe and Christian Bale as well as sharp direction from James Mangold.


Movie Info

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

Rating: R (for violence and some language)
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Halstead Welles, Derek Haas, Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2008
Box Office: $53.6M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast


as Ben Wade

as Dan Evans

as William Evans

as Grayson Butterfield

as Charlie Prince

as Byron McElroy

as Emma Nelson

as Doc Potter

as Alice Evans

as Glen Hollander

as Marshal Weathers

as Mark Evans

as Walter Boles

as Bill Moons

as Marshal Will Doane

as Deputy Sam Fuller

as Evil Bartender

as Marshal Weathers

as Jorgensen

as Sutherland

as Deputy Harvey Pell

as Train Clerk
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Critic Reviews for 3:10 to Yuma

All Critics (215) | Top Critics (49)

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… | October 18, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

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.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

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.

Full Review… | March 3, 2011
ComingSoon.net

Director James Mangold amps up the blood and thunder without sacrificing the moral complexity of Elmore Leonard's original short story.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
East Bay Express

3:10 to Yuma confirms that the western is alive and kicking with a vengeance.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
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Audience Reviews for 3:10 to Yuma

Christian Bale continues to shine as one of his generations best.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

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 original 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.

garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

½

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 that common anymore.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

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