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3:10 to Yuma Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 3, 2011
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 | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 6, 2007
A period-perfect, witty, well-played and exciting Western is all but ruined in the final minutes by someone the screenwriters, a star who insisted on image-flattering changes, a director feeling his Walk the Line oats.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 7, 2007
The tale never quite resonates beyond the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2007
Those who have a deeper abiding love for the western genre than I, may love the new Yuma. I liked a good deal of it -- just enough to be frustrated by the clutter.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 6, 2007
The story is no bigger in the new version, which goes on for 117 minutes. And it's certainly not better.
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
Bale and Crowe are superlative, but Mangold's rote, banal expansion never quickens the pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Gives "solid craftsmanship" a dreary name
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 3, 2007
Mangold never makes his dusty landscape an omnipresent force, but his direction is crisp and the script's good additions more or less counterbalance the awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 7, 2007
The movie feels like an uneasy combination of new and old western stylings.
Brian Orndorf
September 6, 2007
All too often the action will become a bewildering blur of staging rather than an enthralling construct of violence, increasing the already nagging chorus of logic gaps that do their best to undermine the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
September 8, 2007
Bears many of the same fatalistic concerns as its 1957 predecessor, but its totally slick execution... polishes the feeling right out of them.
Alex Markerson
E! Online
September 7, 2007
3:10 to Yuma takes too long to decide what kind of movie it's going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Cabin
September 6, 2007
In attempting to moralize the filth of the old West, Mangold sells out the genre's strongest asset.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
September 4, 2007
About the best you can say about Mangold's work is that it won't kill off the genre. Nor will it help to revive it.
Dustin Putman
September 6, 2007
There is nothing overwhelmingly bad about the finished product, but there is also nothing, save for a performance or two, that inspires the viewer to sit up and take notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 3, 2007
3:10 to Yuma's sanitized view is flatly middlebrow - even the line readings are delivered to make convenient actor showcase clips on award shows.
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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 7, 2007
Follows closely in the original's footsteps, except for all the business about honor, recovered self-worth and justice… There's no spiritual duel, no earned respect and debt of honor… just a broken man and a capricious one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 6, 2007
A very disappointing western snoozer ... it's like Mangold's lethargic Cop Land.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Ansen
September 4, 2007
Decent-enough entertainment, though it's hardly going to breathe new life to a genre whose demise has been reported for at least 30 years.
Armond White
New York Press
September 5, 2007
3:10 to Yuma rehashes western motifs -- those civilization/wilderness, essence of manhood themes -- but builds up to a poorly plotted, shoddily executed gun battle.
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