3:10 to Yuma

2007

3:10 to Yuma

Critics 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.

89%

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86%

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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

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Cast

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
Brian Duffy
as Sutherland
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
Jason Henning
as Train Clerk
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Critic Reviews for 3:10 to Yuma

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (54)

  • 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.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR.org
    Top Critic
  • The film is a creditable remake - no better than the original but different enough to stand on its considerable merits.

    Jan 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 8, 2008 | Full Review…

    Mark Bourne

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Sep 20, 2007 | Rating: B+

    Tasha Robinson

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • A well-made movie that isn't as simply expressed as its predecessor and so loses some of its mythic quality; the more you complicate westerns the less effective they often become.

    Sep 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/5
  • Despite a faintly anti-climactic ending, there's plenty of entertainment in this robust, old-fashioned western tale.

    Sep 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 3:10 to Yuma

  • Feb 27, 2016
    3:10 to Yuma is an awesome entry to the Western genre. Featuring thrilling scenes, great performances and an overall well made premise, 3:10 to Yuma is great entertainment!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2014
    Packing in tense western action and a pair of strong lead performances, 3:10 to Yuma is an exciting modern western that is let down by an implausible finale.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2013
    The word remake differ in tone depending on the genre of films. In horror it's very common to expect nothing that'll match the original with the remake failing to understand what worked and what didn't the first time around. In the action genre it's obligatory that the remake will either be a rehashed, worse than the original, and at times overshadow a good film due to its poor reputation. For Western the word remake is a more positive phrase as "The Magnificent Seven" and "True Grit" match their original counterpart. The difference with "3:10 To Yuma" being it's one of the rare occasion where many believe the remake surpasses the original. 3:10 To Yuma is about a small-time rancher agreeing to escort a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. Driven by it characters rather than a conventional goal. The plot is traditionally simple and with modern complexity presented in the characters. It two central characters analyze not only each other, but the depiction of the old west. Both the lawmen and outlaws take liberty in action to get what their job done. Dealing with the ideas of honor, respect, pride, and the ultimate question what is good and what is bad or what is right and what is wrong. It doesn't pick a side rather it more explores the depth of morality. Portrayal of the old West remains realistic until the final act becoming over the top for an appropriate reason. While it is established (or predicted by the viewers) that nothing would be gained if the destination was met for either central characters it doesn't take away anything from the character's arc. Unfortunately despite having compelling villain he is sadly a plot device. Not bad in a traditional sense he serves nothing, but in the way he can't suffer negative consequences while being held captive. Upon killing one of his captors he must remained unharmded because the plot needs him in good condition for the climax. Our heroes morality is tackled when debating to kill the criminal on the spot; however, the heroes make several bad decisions during their journey you know they won't turn against the law. You'll never feel the lawmen will become an outlaw nor the fear for a second care for the outlaw life in risk given how well he's treated by his lawmen. The ending can garner mixed results. It's an ending that is wholly satisfying and nonsensical. Closing the film two central character arc in manner that makes a reflection on one man life as lie and one man life as the truth. Nonsensical thinking upon it as nothing was accomplished by our central character and that each seal their fate knowing the outcome of their action. As a character study it succeeds in area you wouldn't expect it too, but the narrative never makes it come full circle. Christian Bale plays his role quiet low key, controlled, and generates considerable sympathy for him. Russell Crowe is equally match Bale as a clever and ruthless leader of his gang of robbers, but his very subtle take that his character is getting tired of his life, and his gradual bonding to Bale worth watching. Ben Foster portrays a borderline psychotic in a manner that also avoids stereotyping in good performance. These actors are supported by good supporting actors by Peter Fonda, Alan Tudyk, Dallas Roberts, and Logan Lerman. In fact it is the character interplay is the driving heart of the film, and keeps you transfixed throughout. This interplay is brilliantly facilitated by writer-director Mangold, who sets it in a spectacular environment and embellishes the story well-handled complexities. 3:10 To Yuma is an intelligent character studied even if the story it tells is not on the level of wit as the characters we analyze. It's a Western that is founded by its actor interplay and character interactions under James Mangold direction that give it great success. No matter if you're a die hard Western fan or not one in favor of the genre "3:10 To Yuma" contains strong characters and equally powerful cast that complements an intelligent look at the old west.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2013
    Classic Western drama that puts you right into the heart of the old west and has all the typical trinkets for a film of his kind, good, bad, and ugly.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer

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