3:10 to Yuma (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

3:10 to Yuma (2007)



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


Russell Crowe
as Ben Wade
Christian Bale
as Dan Evans
Logan Lerman
as William Evans
Dallas Roberts
as Grayson Butterfield
Ben Foster
as Charlie Prince
Peter Fonda
as Byron McElroy
Vinessa Shaw
as Emma Nelson
Alan Tudyk
as Doc Potter
Luce Rains
as Marshal Weathers
Gretchen Mol
as Alice Evans
Lennie Loftin
as Glen Hollander
Benjamin Petry
as Mark Evans
Pat Ricotti
as Jorgensen
Forrest Fyre
as Walter Boles
Arron Shiver
as Bill Moons
Sean Hennigan
as Marshal Will Doane
Girard Swan
as Deputy Harvey Pell
Christopher Berry
as Deputy Sam Fuller
David Oliver
as Evil Bartender
Brian Duffy
as Sutherland
Steven Hartley
as Marshal Weathers
Jason Henning
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
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

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

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.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


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

3:10 to Yuma Quotes

Dan Evans: Shooting an animal is much different to shooting a man, son.
– Submitted by Augusta M (2 years ago)
Dan Evans: Now, I'm tired, Alice. I'm tired of watching my boys go hungry. I'm tired of the way they look at me. I'm tired of the way that you don't.
– Submitted by Jared B (3 years ago)
Ben Wade: Y'all spared no expense this time, Byron. Gotta say, though. It would've been cheaper just to let me rob the damn thing.
– Submitted by Jared B (3 years ago)
Doc Potter: It's nice to have a conversation with a patient for a change.
– Submitted by Pat H (5 years ago)

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