Wednesday, August 11, 2010

3:10 to Yuma

I've been seeing a lot of westerns lately. Ranging from featuring John Wayne to Clint Eastwood to the actors in between, directors from John Ford to Sergio Leone, and having loads of action, they are always entertaining.

Rancher Daniel Evans (Christian Bale) agrees to help take outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train to Yuma for his trial. But Wade is a cunning outlaw, so Evans has to keep a sharp eye on him. Throw in having Wade's gang coming after them and it's a fight for their lives.

So awesome. Take note that the final scenes are a homage to High Noon. By that, I mean as time passes the suspense builds. The thrill of an Eastwood western, the intensity of a John Wayne western, 3:10 to Yuma is just damn good. Bale and Crowe are a good actor pairing for this particular movie. Ben Foster, who plays a member of Wade's gang, is also very good. If you're a fan of westerns, this is just for you.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. Good to see you enjoyed this underrated movie as much as I did.

  2. I really enjoyed this. Top performances from both Bale and Crowe and soem great action sequences.

  3. Love 3:10 to Yuma, the best western in years (yea not that hard I know). Excellent performance from Crowe and Bale and good direction from Sam Mangold make this an underrated movie.

    You are on the clock by the way! Get your pick in asap :)


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