3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma
Remake of the 1957 western, which was based on a story by Elmore Leonard ('Get Shorty', 'Rum Punch').

Small-time family man and rancher, Dan Evans (Christian Bale), agrees to hold a captured outlaw (big bad Russell Crowe) who is awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. Desperate for the money, Dan is putting his life on the line - threatened with his life by the outlaw’s gang. A psychological battle begins when the criminal offers financial reward and safety if Evans releases him.
2008Rating: R13, Contains Violence122 minsUSA
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3:10 to Yuma / Reviews

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

In this remake of a 1957 western, a small-time family man and rancher, Dan Evans (Christian Bale), agrees to hold captured outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) as he awaits the 3:10 train to go to court in Yuma. Desperate for the money, Dan is putting his life on the line - threatened with his life by the outlaw’s gang, who are in hot pursuit.

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Variety

Variety

James Mangold's remake walks a fine line in retaining many of the original's qualities while smartly shaking things up a bit.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

This is by far (Mangold's) most sustained and evocative work.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Maybe this redo didn't need so many bells and whistles, but Mangold brings it home.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The story is no bigger in the new version... And it's certainly not better.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A serviceable addition to the current western revival.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Lean, almost absurdly satisfying.

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New York Post

New York Post

An extremely well-acted and well-directed remake...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

It just tells a story and, seemingly incidentally - though no movie can be this good by accident - it achieves an elusive mythic quality.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

About the only remarkable thing the film offers is the young actor Ben Foster... When he's on screen, nobody else is visible.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A decent Western... mainly because of the acting duel between the straight-shooting Bale and the untamed Crowe.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s a pleasure to revisit the frontier in a drama which feels far more vital than mere nostalgic homage.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's strongly directed, and never anything other than watchable, galloping along at a heart-racing rate...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A taut modern take on a lesser classic...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A creditable remake - no better than the original but different enough to stand on its considerable merits.

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NPR

NPR

Nothing terribly original happens in this remake... but everything happens smoothly and with grace.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma restores the wounded heart of the Western and rescues it from the morass of pointless violence...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

In the battle of the leading men, Crowe's character has a slight edge, and the actor really makes the most of it, showing us how boyishly mischievous charm and utter venality can exist without seeming contradiction in the same being. But Bale builds to a pretty impressive boil himself after laying back for about three quarters of the film...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Remake of a classic is packed with action and good performances but lacks subtlety and nuance.

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Newshub

Newshub

This isn't Sergio Leone but was a far better watch than I had expected, and I left the cinema feeling quite replete.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A largely compelling ride on the strength of a powerful cast led by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Mangold has time to build sensational, studied characterizations, brilliant pacing (courtesy Mike McCuster, who also edited the director’s previous effort, the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line”), and blistering action...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

3:10 to Yuma is a stylish remake of a 50-year-old cowboy film, making this a murderously modern, yet satisfyingly old-fashioned, western.

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