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3:10 to Yuma Reviews

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Top Critic
Variety Staff
August 17, 2007
That the climax fizzles must be laid on doorstep of Halsted Welles, who adapts Elmore Leonard's story quite well until that point.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 7, 2007
A sturdy genre piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
September 9, 2007
No amount of climactic train smoke can mask the fact that the finale is fancifully optimistic gibberish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2013
Daves isn't interested in cynicism. Redemption is probably too big a stretch as well, but there's plenty of room in-between.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 25, 2007
During the 1950s, the Western grew a conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's of necessity a talkative film, with Ford working on Heflin's nerves in a stream of Machiavellian banter, but one held in perfect balance by Daves, who keeps the tension strung taut.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
September 6, 2007
Though masterful in stretches, it ultimately mistakes feel-good qualities for truly satisfying ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 8, 2005
It's rather talky but always remains lively and tense.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
September 7, 2007
The minutes tick toward 3:10, and all we can do is watch and hope that it all turns out ok. That's the best kind of Western, one that allows feelings like that to emerge while watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 28, 2013
Distinguished by its thoughtfulness regarding the nature of Western heroism, as defined not only by dead-eye gunplay, but by family, community, and moral rectitude. [Criterion Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
October 8, 2005
A taut Western (obviously inspired by High Noon) about a lone man bravely standing on principle when all others have abandoned him. Marred only by a phony ending.
| Original Score: 7/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Fine Daves, Ford collaborative western
| Original Score: 5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 23, 2006
The enjoyment here that outweighs the film's derivativeness comes in the dialogue and relationship developed between outlaw and rancher.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 24, 2008
The film is something of a classic and boasts a terrific ending.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 9, 2013
Like The Gunfighter and Winchester '73, 3:10 to Yuma is one of those defining '50s Westerns that is well-known by film buffs but has never reached the familiarity level of a High Noon or Shane.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 21, 2007
Although not as nerve-wracking as High Noon, 3:10 to Yuma is even more claustrophobic… and the two-character drama is more intriguing than High Noon's protagonist standing alone.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 22, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Despite an abundance of talk, this 1957 film is often considered [Daves'] best.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
This is a first-rate action picture -- a respectable second section to High Noon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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